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Emergency Medical Services
Our mission is to protect and preserve human life in the event of a trauma-related incident or serious medical condition. Fire personnel respond to all emergency medical incidents to; assess, treat, stabilize, and transport patients until definitive medical care is available at an appropriate facility. Each EMS unit is staffed by certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)-Paramedics, who are trained and monitored by the departments Medical Director, Dr. Roger R. Leaton, D.O.
The departments Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU’s) are strategically located throughout the city to ensure prompt response to those in need of emergency medical care. These ambulances are supplied with state-of-the-art equipment, and coupled with our highly trained personnel, are an emergency department on wheels – capable of handling a variety of life saving procedures.
Initial training for EMT-Paramedics meets or exceeds Texas Department of State Health Services standards, and covers areas such as advanced cardiac life support, basic/advanced pediatric care, and pre-hospital trauma life support. Building on this initial 1,400 hours of training, EMT-Paramedics also receive 40 hours of continuing education each year.
EMS/Training Battalion Chief Responsibilities
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the departments fire training are coordinated by EMS/Training Battalion Chief Ryan Arthur. The EMS/Training Battalion Chief provides training and education and insures up-to-date medical protocols and fire training. He also supports fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials, emergency medical and other emergency services, and provides supervisory emergency ambulance and fire response services.
EMS Billing and Compliance
The fees associated with emergency medical services are coordinated through Emergicon, LLC. If you have concerns regarding a medical bill please contact Emergicon. Complaints may be directed to the designated Compliance Officer, EMS Battalion Chief Ryan Arthur.
P.O, Box 640191
Dallas, Texas 75261
Medical Records Request
Requests for medical or billing records can be made through Emergicon at the following location.
1717 McKinney Avenue, #700
Dallas, Texas 75201
Awards and Recognition
The department received the American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Award in 2016. In order to receive this honor the department must attain 75% or higher on each applicable EMS achievement measure during a 24-month time period. These measures improve the quality of care for heart attack patients.