What If the Fire Service Gets Out of EMS?

Another fire chief and I were having a conversation about how much the fire service has an impact on EMS. He said that during a recent meeting with business leaders, he had mentioned that his fire department is one of the largest health providers in the...


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The fire service has a long and distinguished history of providing ambulance service and EMS to the communities we serve. After all, the country’s first six paramedic systems involved physicians training firefighters to do advanced medical procedures in the field before patients arrived at hospitals.