Fire-Based EMS Departments Honored at CFSI Dinner

Three fire-based EMS departments received the Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award by the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and MedicAlert Foundation.

Recognizing that the town has a growing aging population that requires frequent ALS intervention, they added new volunteer paramedics and EMT CCs and developed a funding strategy for ensuring members receive the highest level of training in critical care. In addition to the training, the department outfitted eight ALS volunteer responders with cardiac monitors, drug bags, EMS supplies and radios and positioned them around town to shorten response times.

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