Advanced Life Support Capabilities

Medical bags on ground next to engine 1

In 2016 the City stopped providing ambulanceCaptain Kim Georgetransportation as part of the Cal Tahoe JPA and converted its emergency medical services system delivery system to providing Advanced Life Support (paramedic) engine companies.

Battalion Chief / Fire Marshal / Paramedic / RN Kim George is the EMS Coordinator for our agency and focuses on making sure we provide the highest quality medical care possible to our patients, as well as maintaining a great working relationship with the Cal Tahoe JPA, who provides ambulance services to our City.

Cal Tahoe JPA has its own website to learn more about the ambulance transportation component of services delivered within the City of South Lake Tahoe.

Firefighter Paramedic Jake ReginatoFirefighter/ Paramedic Jake Reginato orders and maintains all the EMS equipment for our apparatus.

A study by the National Institute of standards and Technology (NIST) shows the size of firefighting crews has a substantial effect on the fire services ability to protect lives and property in residential fires. The City of South Lake Tahoe has taken steps to improve its fire and life safety delivery system by increasing the staffing on paramedic engines from 2 to 3 personnel.