Event Services

What is Special Event Medical Services?

Special Event Medical Services is a specialized team of professionals in the emergency medical field who provide pre-hospital care to participants and spectators at special events and mass gatherings. FEMA defines a special event as "a non-routine activity within a community that brings together a large number of people." A mass gathering is a subset of special events, such as a concert held during a larger event like a county fair.

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Special Events include competitive sporting events, concerts, fairs, and other planned community events which require additional planning, preparedness, and mitigation efforts of local EMS resources and public safety agencies. We follow the guidelines established by the American College of Emergency Physicians; "Provision of Emergency Medical Care for Crowds" and FEMA's "Special Events Contingency Planning Manual," in addition to the published protocols and policies of the local EMS agencies that regulate our scope of practice.

We provide certified EMTs for all types of sports events, races, and community events. BLS capabilities include:

  • Airway Management
  • Oxygen Delivery
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Spinal Immobilization
  • Bandaging and splinting
  • Splinting of Extremities
  • Monitoring Vital Signs
  • CPR and AED
Unique Expertise

We are an EMT AED Service Provider approved by the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency. This means we are approved to carry and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) for your event. Don’t be fooled by a low-priced company that is not authorized to carry and use an AED at your event.

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Why Do I Need Event Medical Services?

Have you ever attended a sporting event or county fair and seen an injured athlete or attendee on the ground and wondered, "Why isn't somebody doing something?" Waiting for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to arrive can seem like eternity to the injured person, witnesses, and event organizers, and response times can vary wildly depending on unit availability, traffic, weather, and your location. Hiring an ambulance to stand by at your event can cost more than $1,500, more if they transport a patient to the hospital, and relying on the EMS system to evaluate an injured athlete or spectator can result in unnecessary and costly ambulance bills. Nevertheless, many insurance companies and municipalities require on-site medical services as a condition for insuring events.

With VCEMS on site you can reduce response time, reduce liability through sound risk management techniques, eliminate unnecessary ambulance bills, and meet the medical service condition required for insurance. A standby ambulance provided by VCEMS will do just that: stand by to transport a patient to the hospital while providing inexpensive medical services and the peace of mind that should such services be necessary, they are visibly close at hand.

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Serving the counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. Cities include: Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Fernando Valley, and more...

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