About Us

The California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority (or "Cal Tahoe") is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) formed in 2001 as a transport contractor for ambulance service under a contract with the County of El Dorado to the Tahoe South Shore service area and parts of northwestern Alpine County. The JPA's administrative offices are located at South Lake Tahoe Airport.

JPA Organization Chart [.pdf]

9-1-1 Dispatch 

CTESOA crews and Ambulances
CTESOA Crews and Ambulances

As of September 1, 2011 the JPA includes two member agencies:

Cal Tahoe JPA operates three full-time ambulances and maintains two reserve ambulances that are dispatched by the City of South Lake Tahoe Police Department. Paramedics from South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and Lake Valley Fire Protection District responded to 2,911 emergency medical calls in FY 2011-12. This contract for ambulance service is funded thru County Service Area No. 3, and Cal Tahoe has a $2 million operating budget for FY 2011-12. The JPA was awarded a five-year contract for 911 ambulance services effective September 1, 2011.

Contact Us

2951 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
530-559-1183 Office

Ryan Wagoner
Executive Director

About CTESOA

We are a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) providing ambulance service under contract with El Dorado County to Tahoe South Shore CSA-3 and parts of northwest Alpine County, California.