Emergency medical incidents represent the majority of all emergency calls handled by the Fire Department. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are prepared to provide immediate and effective care in the event of an illness or injury.
Since 1997 the Fire Department has been providing Advanced Life Support service. This allows our paramedics to provide life-saving treatment on the scene of an emergency. In cases of possible heart attack, paramedics now have the ability to obtain a 12-lead electrocardiogram at the scene of an emergency and transmit the information to the hospital, which allows advanced treatment decisions to be made before the patient arrives at the hospital.