California Tactical EMS Advisory Committee

 

The California Tactical EMS (CTEMS) Advisory Committee was initially formed in 2013 to share information and best practices statewide among Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) leaders.  The committee is designed to collaborate and harmonize the efforts of State and local agencies, groups, individuals, and training programs representing law enforcement, emergency medical services, and fire service centered around tactical emergency medical services.  Through the cooperative efforts of law enforcement, fire service, and EMS, the committee can identify a shared direction for the improvement of TEMS activities in California.  The formation of this committee was inspired by Ken Whitman, POST Special Consultant, who championed the multi-disciplinary nature of tactical EMS.  As a tribute, this committee is nicknamed the Whitman Committee.

This committee was formalized upon the passage of AB1598 (Rodriguez, Statutes of 2014) that added Health and Safety Code 1797.116 and 1797.134 effective January 1, 2015.  Dr. Howard Backer, Director of the California EMS Authority, has formally designated the California Tactical EMS Advisory Committee as the body responsible, under Health and Safety Code 1797.134, for carrying out the activities described in Health and Safety Code 1797.116.

CTEMS Quarterly Committee Meetings

 

Quarterly Meetings, 3rd Thursday of the following months:

November, February, May, and August

Date Agenda Location Action Summary
May 18, 2017

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Agenda
California Correctional Health Care Services
10608 Trademark Parkway North
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
January 31, 2017

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Agenda
EMS Authority
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
November 17, 2016

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Agenda
California Correctional Health Care Services
10608 Trademark Parkway North
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Summary Report
August 8, 2016
EMS Authority
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
June 9, 2016
10608 Trademark Parkway North
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
February 18, 2016
EMS Authority
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
October 29, 2015
10608 Trademark Parkway North
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
April 14, 2015
Alameda County EMS Agency
1000 San Leandro Blvd. Suite 200
San Leandro, CA
January 22, 2015
10608 Trademark Parkway North
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
October 2014
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA
July 15, 2014
Frank Hotchkins Memorial Training Center
1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles
April 8, 2014
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA
January 16, 2014
Frank Hotchkins Memorial Training Center
1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles
September 12, 2013
10901 Gold Center Drive, Suite 400
Rancho Cordova, CA

CTEMS Members

 

Position Representing Primary Member Appointment Expiration Alternate Member
STATE CONVENING PARTNERS
State EMSA Dan Smiley/Todd Frandsen
State Commission on POST Dan Toomey Bob Ziglar
State State Fire Training Vacant
State CalOES Kim Zagaris
LAW ENFORCEMENT
1 California Sheriff’s Association Jack Ewell
2 California Police Chief’s Association Robert Fager
3 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department providing TEMS Steve Doucette
4 Law Agency providing TEMS (North) Chris Waite Andrew Rateaver
5 Law Agency providing TEMS (South) Carlos Mejia
6 CHP Ron Wilson
7 CPOA Kim Petersen Eric Lane
FIRE
8 California Fire Chiefs Association Wolfgang Knabe Ray Ramirez
9 FIRESCOPE Jason Shelton Ray Navarro
10 LA City Fire providing TEMS Adam Knabe
11 Fire Agency providing TEMS (North) John Kammeyer Marc Symkowick
12 Fire Agency providing TEMS (South) Patrick Lewis
13 CAL-Fire Dave Wade Curtis Brown
14 CPF Kevin White
EMS
15 EMSAAC/Local EMS Agency Cathy Chidester
16 EMDAC/EMS Medical Director Tom Ronay MD
17 California Ambulance Association Mickey Huber
18 EMS Commission Steve Drewniany
19 Private EMS Provider providing TEMS (North) Marc Akyama
20 Private EMS Provider providing TEMS (South) Rick Carvalho, American Mike Estrada
Members at Large
21 At-Large Member (LEMSA) Jim Morrissey Elsie Kusel/Mike Marsh
22 At-Large Member (Fire) Ray Casillas
23 At-Large Member (Law) Val Bilotti
24 At-Large Member (Training) Lawrence Heiskell MD Steven Patterson MD
25 At-Large Member (Medical) Michael Eby MD