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As the County’s 911 Ambulance Provider, we are committed to providing Santa Clara County residents with a highly trained, highly qualified team of Paramedics and EMTs.  We take great pride in meeting quick response times and providing excellent patient care.  A few important things to know about the first responders who may respond to your emergency:

EMT Snapshot

  • Six to 12 months classroom education
  • Class certificate
  • National Registry Test or California State Fire Marshal Test
  • One to two years in the field


Paramedic Snapshot

A paramedic obtains everything an EMT does, in addition to:

  • Nine to 24 months classroom education
  • Oral, written and practical exams
  • Hundreds of hours of field and clinical education