The division responds to a variety of calls, including: emergency medical calls (EMS), structure fires, rescues , automobile accidents, lockouts, public assistance and a variety of other calls for service. Additionally, fire station personnel are responsible for fire prevention inspections, pre-fire plans of businesses, participating in continuing education and skills training, maintaining their equipment and stations, and conducting public education events.
We deliver these services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with the goal of responding promptly with adequate personnel who are trained and equipped to handle the emergency situation. The number of resources within the department, the training and preparation of field personnel, and the deployment of those resources are important to our mission and are included in our annual planning to ensure our ability to meet our response goals.
The EMS/Training section has the responsibility to ensure the delivery of Emergency Medical Services to all residents of and visitors. These services range from basic first aid to advanced cardiac and trauma life support. Additionally, the section staffs and administers a comprehensive training and education program to meet all state and national standards for fire suppression and EMS personnel.