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Emergency Medical Services

EMS1_thumbEmergency Medical Services (EMS) is a huge part of Winfield Fire/EMS. The Department has four Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances.

Each member of Winfield Fire/EMS has been formally trained through college accredited Firefighter and EMT and/or Paramedic courses and hold current State and/or National certifications. There are two levels of EMS personnel hired by Winfield Fire/EMS. The first level is Firefighter EMT. An EMT performs basic functions in the ambulance such as vital signs, bandaging, and assisting paramedics. The second level recognized by Winfield Fire/EMS is Firefighter/Paramedic. A paramedic performs more advanced medical care such as IVs, intubations, heart monitors, and medication administration. To become a paramedic is an extensive process.

The department responds to approximately 2,200 medical calls a year and that number appears to be increasing. The ambulances respond to a variety of calls from falls, chest pains, and hospital transfers to vehicle accidents.