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    Ambulance Permitting

    REMSA permits Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and Critical Care Transport (CCT) ambulances.

    Riverside County Ordinance 756 (Regulations for Ambulance and Critical Care Transport Providers) establishes the regulations for ALS ambulance, BLS ambulance, CCT ambulance, and air ambulance (HEMS) providers.

    To apply for an ambulance permit, please complete the pre-application form. For information about ambulance permitting, please see REMSA Policy #3201 (Ambulance Permits). For more information please contact the REMSA staff member responsible for ambulance permits.

    Non-Emergency and Medical Transport Vans

    REMSA does not permit non-emergency or medical transport vans. For more information about the requirements for medi-vans, please review Riverside County County Ordinance 698 (Taxicab Services and Non-Emergency Medical Van Services).

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

    Rate Sheet

    FY23-24 Ambulance transport rates

    Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)

    The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) is utilized by EMD Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in Riverside County to assist call takers in rapidly narrowing down a caller’s medical or trauma condition, dispatching emergency services, and providing standardized medical instructions to callers before help arrives.

    Currently approved Riverside County EMD providers are City of Corona*, City of Murrieta, City of Riverside, Cathedral City and Riverside County Emergency Command Center.

    Public safety answering point (PSAP) agencies requesting approval to become an EMD approved PSAP agencies in Riverside County must submit a Riverside County EMD Application (Initial) for approval. 

    To request application or for more information about Emergency Medical Dispatch in Riverside County, please contact us at [email protected]

    *City of Ontario Fire Department is a contracted EMD service provider for City of Corona

    REMSA Links

    REMSA Policy #2101 (Emergency Medical Dispatch)

    REMSA Policy #7101 (CQI System)

    REMSA Reports (Annual Reports / Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) Report)

    External Links

    International Academies of Emergency Dispatch

    Priority Dispatch Corporation


    Early defibrillation has been proven to save lives and improve outcomes from cardiac arrest. If you are interested in starting a PAD program within your organization, you will need:

    • Your organization's name
    • Names of all organizations' members or employees
    • Proof of CPR training
    • Possession of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and all corresponding skills and equipment
    • Agreement to comply with California regulations
    • Integration with the local EMS system

    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.


    For more information please contact the REMSA staff member responsible for public access defibrillation.

    Public Access Defibrillation Links

    California EMS Authority - AED FAQs

    • §1979.190 
    • §1979.196

    General Information

    2024 Meeting Schedule
    Case Review Guidelines

    2024 Data Submission Due Dates

    Spring 2022 STEMI Education
    Fall 2021 STEMI Education
    Spring 2021 STEMI Education

    ImageTrend STEMI Patient Registry
    STEMI Critical Care System Plan 2020

    STEMI Density Maps - Previous Years

    FY2022/23 - STEMI Density Map                                                                                                                                                       

    FY 2021/22 - STEMI Density Map
    FY 2020/21 - STEMI Density Map
    FY 2019/20 - STEMI Density Map

    STEMI Center Application

    Contact REMSA for application requirements. 

    Riverside County Trauma Centers





    Desert Regional Medical Center

    1150 N Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

    Level I


    Eisenhower Health

    39000 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Level IV


    Inland Valley Medical Center

    36485 Inland Valley Dr., Wildomar, CA 92595

    Level II


    JFK Memorial Hospital

    47111 Monroe St., Indio, CA 92201

    Level IV


    Riverside Community Hospital

    4445 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92501

    Level I


    Riverside University Health System Medical Center

    26520 Cactus Ave., Moreno Valley, CA 92555

    Level I

    Level II