Alerts & Notices
Local Emergency Information
Accidents Do Happen.
All travel and recreation activities pose a certain degree of risk to the participants. Orienting yourself to local emergency facilities before you travel can help prevent confusion and save precious time in the event of an accident or medical emergency.
In the case of a medical emergency where immediate help is required, Call 911. Emergency operators will dispatch necessary personnel to assist you. Be prepared to give them the phone number you are calling from, the victim's location, the nature of the injury or accident and information about the victim or victims and their status.
Stay on the line and do not hang up! If possible, have someone help guide emergency personnel to the victim's location by making themselves visible near the entrance or crossroads to the location.
Remember that the Forest is remote. Emergency response times will be longer than those in an urban setting. It is a good idea to always carry First Aid supplies and be certified by your local American Red Cross in Advanced First Aid and CPR.
There are three main local hospitals you may need to locate. Depending upon your location on the forest, emergency personnel may take victims to hospitals in:
Placerville - Jackson - South Lake Tahoe
The following maps will assist you in locating these medical facilities. Keep an eye out for the blue Hospital road signs as you get closer to the hospital.
Sutter Amador Hospital
Address: 200 Mission Blvd, Jackson, CA 95642
Barton Memorial Hospital