Emergency Medical Services Division

Designated Infection Control Officer

Senate Bill (SB) 432 requires employers of prehospital emergency medical care personnel to provide the tile, name, and phone number of their Designated Infection Control Officer on their website.

Santa Rosa Fire Department’s current Designated Infection Control Officer is:

Division Chief Jack Thomas (707) 543-3534 or [email protected] 


The Emergency Medical Services Division is managed by the EMS Division Chief who reports to the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations. Each of the three shifts has a Field Training Officer (FTO) who directly interacts with the paramedics daily.
All Santa Rosa Fire Department personnel are trained to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level and are proficient in the use of emergency cardiac defibrillators which are carried on all fire apparatus. Additionally, 82 suppression personnel are trained as paramedics and are capable of Advanced Life Support techniques. Suppression personnel receive extensive training in emergency medical care, fire suppression, hazardous materials response, rope rescue, confined space rescue, swift water rescue, vehicle extrication techniques, and multi-casualty incidents.

In 2002 the Santa Rosa Fire Department joined with American Medical Response to create a Fire Engine Company Paramedic program. The program began with three engine companies that were staffed with paramedics. Through support the program has grown and we currently we staff all of our suppression apparatus with paramedics. This consists of ten engine companies and two truck companies.

The Santa Rosa Fire Department works in conjunction with American Medical Response and the Coastal Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency to continuously monitor and improve the delivery of emergency medical care within our system. In addition, the EMS Division utilizes several different committees to examine new medical equipment, technology, and procedures in an effort to continually provide the best in patient care and employee safety.

Privacy Policy

The Santa Rosa Fire Department is committed to protecting your medical information and follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to insure privacy and security protection of your personal health information. 

More Information
For information on medical policies and procedures please check with the Coastal Valleys Regional EMS Agency.
To assist EMS personnel during an emergency, you can fill out a Personal Medical Information Card (PDF).