Joint Powers Agreement
The Sierra-Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency (S-SV EMS Agency) is a Joint Powers Agency (JPA). The Governing Board of Directors for the JPA consists of a County Supervisor from each member county. S-SV EMS is designated as the Local EMS Agency (LEMSA) for each of the member counties under the authority of the Government Code, State of California (Section 6500, et seq.)
Regional EMS Agency (Map)
The S-SV EMS Agency was founded in 1975, and serves as the regional EMS agency for the ten counties of Placer, Yuba, Yolo, Nevada, Sutter, Butte, Colusa, Shasta, Tehama and Siskiyou. The ten counties have a combined resident population of approximately 1,460,200.
Planning, development and implementation of all EMS components, including regional trauma system planning has been delegated to the S-SV EMS Agency with the exception of disaster planning. The S-SV EMS Agency is a government body that has direct responsibility for:
- Qualification, accreditation, authorization of all prehospital care personnel
- EMS system design
- Compliance with local and state regulations
S-SV EMS Agency Staff
Victoria A. Pinette, MS
Troy M. Falck, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Karen Crain-Riddle, R.N.
John Lord, R.N., Paramedic
John Poland, Paramedic
S-SV JPA Governing Board of Directors