Of the 108 firefighters employed by the department, 32 are state licensed EMTs and 76 have been trained to the level of Paramedic.
All EMS personnel are highly trained and required to successfully complete a field training program before they can practice as a primary paramedic or EMT.
Each paramedic and EMT must successfully complete comprehensive protocol and skills testing while working under the direct supervision of a field paramedic preceptor.
Personnel also have additional cross-training in various specialties such as:
- Hazardous materials
- Rescue divers
- Rope technicians
- Vehicle Extrication