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Ambulance Permits

The Riverside County EMS Agency (REMSA) permits ambulances as:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS)
  • Critical Care Transport (CCT)

Read Ordinance 756, establishing regulations for ALS ambulance, air ambulance, BLS ambulance and critical care transport providers.

To apply for an ambulance permit, please complete the pre-application form. For further information about ambulance permitting, please see the current version of Policy 3201 - Ambulance Permits.

Please see County Ordinance 698 Regulating Taxicab Services and Non-Emergency Medical Van Services for more information about the requirements for medi-vans.

For information about business registration and licensing in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County please see County Ordinance 857 Regarding the Establishment of a Business Registration and Licensing Program.

For more information please contact the REMSA staff member responsible for ambulance permits.

Program Details

Public Access Defibrillation

Thank you for your interest in starting a public access defibrillation (PAD) program. Early defibrillation has been proven to save lives and improve outcomes from cardiac arrest.

What you will need:

  • An organization
  • Members or employees
  • Training in CPR
  • An Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Integration with the local EMS system
  • Maintenance of skills and equipment
  • Compliance with California regulations

If you have questions regarding PAD programs please browse the links found on this page. When you are ready to apply please complete the Application for Riverside County Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program.


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