September 19, 2014

Calling 9-1-1

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Calling 9-1-1

Emergency Medical Services
We provide a pre-hospital emergency 9-1-1 medical response with Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support firefighters. Due to our training, expertise, and equipment, we are capable of

simultaneously securing a scene, mitigating the hazard, triaging, extricating, treating, decontaminating (if necessary), and continuing patient care to the injured as they are transported to an appropriate medical facility. We consider time efficiency is a key component of our system. We are capable of rapid multi-faceted response.

Fires can grow from smoldering to an explosion of flames in seconds. Delay in calling 9-1-1 may be fatal. Call 9-1-1 promptly for any fire, no matter how small, smoke or gas odors or any other emergency where life or property is in danger. Stay on the line until the 9-1-1 operator hangs up. Firefighters would much rather respond to a minor emergency than to be called when it is too late.

9-1-1 should be used in medical emergencies as well. Persons who have chest pains, shortness of breath or other sudden illness or who have fallen for no apparent reason may have a serious medical emergency. 9-1-1 should also be called for emergencies involving poisoning, serious burns, falls, broken bones, severe bleeding and similar conditions.