Special Event Medical Services signifies 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.
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 which regulate our scope of practice.
We provide certified EMTs for all types of sports events, races and community events. BLS capabilities include:
We are an approved EMT AED Service Provider 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 get duped by a low-priced company that is not authorized to carry and use an AED at your event.
Have you ever attended a sporting event and watched an injured athlete lying on the field and wondered, "Why isn't somebody doing something?" It's a situation that is unnerving to fans and event organizers alike. Hiring an ambulance to standby at your event can cost more than a thousand dollars, even more if they transport a patient to the hospital. The role of a standby ambulance is to do just that – standby to transport a patient to the hospital, not be proactive or interact with the crowd. If you dial 911 and wait for EMS to arrive, it can seem like an eternity to the person injured, parents and spectators. Response times for EMS can vary greatly, depending upon unit availability, traffic, weather, and your location. Relying upon the emergency medical services (EMS) system to evaluate an injured athlete or spectator can result in unnecessary and costly ambulance bills.
Having Ventura County Event Medical Standby on-site, you can reduce liability through sound risk management techniques, eliminate unnecessary ambulance bills, and send a message to your event participants that you care about their health and safety. Many insurance companies and municipalities require on-site medical services as a condition to insuring such events.
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...Event Request