In 2019 the career we know as Paramedic Medicine was started. There was a huge celebration early in the year in in which key players who played a part in the development of Emergency Services came together to share their part in the process and celebrate 50 years of success and growth. This story, EMS: 50 Years of Service and Beyond was produced by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency. The Los Angeles County Fire Museum is proud to sponsor the story and share it with our followers. The Museum is in the process of building a collection of artifacts, apparatus, and photographs that celebrate the Paramedics of our Department and the world. We have a pretty good start with our Squad and Engine 51s from the EMERGENCY! television show.

You can watch a video on the beginnings of Paramedicine on our Pioneers of Paramedicine page. The video here provides the story of Emergency Medical Services today. You will learn what our first responders do to keep us alive with their on scene pre-hospital care.