Fire & EMS

EMS Division

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (210) 684-8897
Fire Administration: (210) 684-3219

The Emergency Medical Services Division is to provide a Fire Department-based full service Emergency Medical Service with Advanced Life Support capabilities. The division strives to maintain superior services at reasonable costs with quality patient care as our number one goal.

Personnel
The Fire Chief functions as the director of the EMS program. The Emergency Medical Services Division is composed of the same 24 cross-trained career firefighters used in the Operations Division. Most of the staff are Texas Department of State Health Services certified Paramedics.

Personnel must maintain their Paramedic certification for the duration of their employment with the department. In addition to EMT/Paramedic certification, the EMS personnel receive training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support and Pediatric Prehospital Care Course.

The medical oversight for the Advanced Life Support program is provided by Dr. Donald Gordon, M.D., PhD.  Dr. Gordon provides protocols, on-line medical control advice, coordination with hospitals and other EMS programs, monthly continuing education sessions in the fire station and chart review of all cases.

EMS Equipment
Medic 1:         2008 Ford Super Duty F450/Frazer Type I

Medic 2:         2004 GMC TC4500/Medtec Type III

Medic 3:         1997 Ford Super Duty F450/National Type I