firefighter is EMT certified. Each paramedic is firefighter certified.
The Department operates on a 3-shift rotation of 54 personnel on each
shift. The shift includes 2 District Chiefs, 11 Lieutenants, 10 Driver/Operators,
14 Paramedics and 17 Firefighters.
Medical services can be provided from both ALS and BLS vehicles. Paramedics
have one-on-one support and guidance from local hospitals, a licensed
Emergency Physician, a Rescue Lieutenant, and a Fire Assistant Chief of
EMS personnel also provide Specialty Teams, such as the Special Events
Team, which provides medical standby at special events, and a Medical
Special Operations Response Team, which works in conjunction with the
Police Department. The EMS Division plans and oversees a model Automated
External Defibrillator (AED) program that not only leads the County, but
received national recognition from the American Heart Association as well.