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2019-2024 NCFPD, Senior Medical Services Officer 

The purpose of this grant is for Fallbrook Regional Health District (Health District) to participate in a 50% cost-sharing collaboration with North County Fire Protection District (NCFPD) for 50% of a full-time Senior Medical Services Officer (SMSO) each fiscal year starting July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024. The agreement is for an $80,000.00 Health District cost-share portion per year.

Mary Murphy, SMSO taking a sample from a first responder

SMSO is integral to the quality assurance for training and the overall operations of the Health District’s emergency medical service. Current services delivered by .50 FTE SMSO Position: a) basic quality assurance for EMS services; b) articulation with receiving facilities; c) basic continuing education for paramedics. However, service expansion delivered by fulltime SMSO Position, in addition to those listed above: d) expand “Door-Through-Door” senior program; e) initiate Mobile Integrated Health Program (MIP); f) develop TeleHealth capacity; g) pursue AED program; h) promote Stop the Bleed campaign/Community CPR and First Aid training; j) integration of Lyft program, and k) provide for alternate destination transportation.

Expanding the SMSO half time position to a fulltime position has the potential to increase services from 3 to 10 for the Bonsall, De Luz, Fallbrook, and Rainbow communities.


Contact the NCFPD Medical Services Officer:
Mary Murphy
(760) 723-2031

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