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The Nor-Cal EMS region encompasses an area of over 16,000 square miles with a permanent population in excess of 107,000.

Nor-Cal EMS Region Information

Located within the Nor-Cal EMS region are eight base and/or receiving hospitals. Field delivery of emergency medical services is provided by 15 ambulance services and numerous first responder agencies staffed by nearly 700 certified personnel.

The scarcity of advanced life support (ALS) services contributes to the region's dependency on first responder agencies.


The Counties

Nor-Cal EMS currently contracts with the 5 counties of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, and Trinity to conduct specific Division 2.5, Health and Safety Code "Local EMS Agency" responsibilities.

Lassen County Lassen

Lassen County is an outdoor paradise, where the beautiful Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains meet the desert of the Great Basin. Because of the unique terrain, theres something here for everyone. The climate is nearly ideal: generally dry, warm days and cool nights, with an average summer high of 89 degrees and daytime temperatures in the 40s during the winter months.

The Lassen County Administration Department is responsible for compilation, preparation, recommendation and presentation to the Board of Supervisors of the County Preliminary and Final Budgets on a yearly basis. The Department provides administrative assistance to the Board of Supervisors. The Department develops and implements the County's Purchasing Program and Policy by providing training, guidance and support to County Departments in their purchasing needs. In addition, the Department oversees the County's Information Services Department in conjunction with the Information Services Manager to include budget development, hardware, software and equipment maintenance standards and development of policies for computer and internet use.

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Modoc County Modoc

Modoc County is a county located in the far northeast corner of the U.S. state of California, bounded by the state of Oregon to the north and the state of Nevada to the east. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,686, up from 9,449 at the 2000 census. The current county seat is Alturas, the county's only incorporated city. Previous county seats include Lake City and Centerville; the latter is now a ghost town. The county's official slogans include, "The last best place," and "Where the West still lives."

The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the County and a number of special districts. Within the limits of state law, the Board is empowered to adopt ordinances, establish programs, levy taxes, appropriate funds, appoint certain officials, and zone property in the unincorporated area. In addition, members of the Board represent the County on numerous intergovernmental bodies. Board members, in partnership with County staff, work to ensure the services and programs essential to the prosperity of Modoc County continue to be delivered.

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Plumas County Plumas

Plumas County is located near the northeast corner of California, up where the Sierra and the Cascade mountains meet. The Feather River, with its several forks, flows through the county. Quincy, the unincorporated county seat, is about 80 miles northeast from Oroville, California, and about 85 miles from Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada. State highways 70 and 89 traverse the county.

Plumas County's mission is to provide local public service to enhance communities and the lives of our citizens. The mission of the County Administrative Office is to ensure the delivery of quality county services in a cost-effective manner in accordance with the vision and policies outlined by the Board of Supervisors and its constituents.

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Sierra County Sierra

Sierra County, population 3,240, is located in the heart of the northern section of the Sierra Nevada on Highway 49. Nine hundred fifty nine square miles of unparalleled beauty, heavily forested canyons, the largest alpine valley in North America, wild rivers, unspoiled mountain lakes and streams, charming gold rush towns and century old ranching and logging communities.

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Trinity County Trinity

Located in the lower reaches of the Cascade Range in California, midway between Redding in Shasta County and the Northern Redwood Coast, Trinity County encompasses approximately 3,200 square miles of Granite Peakalpine grandeur. Roughly the size of Vermont, though if flattened out, the County would cover an area about the size of Texas. Tucked away among fir and pine forested slopes, wildflowers in season cloak remote dells with splashes of brilliant color. Clear, tumbling waters from tarns and snow packs high up under towering peaks course down through rock walled canyons. The Trinity River Scenic Byway traverses the County alongside State Route 299.

Trinity County mission statement: Trinity County government shall serve the public with integrity in an effective and efficient manner in order to create and sustain a safe, healthy, and productive environment.

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