Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division is headed by the Districts EMS Director who holds the rank of Battalion Chief. The EMS Director reports to the Deputy Chief.
The EMS Director oversees the District medical response system. In addition to the EMS Director, the Division utilizes the services of a local doctor as part-time medical director as well as a fulltime Continuous Quality Improvement Coordinator/EMS Educator.
To improve the performance and quality of our patient care, the EMS Division utilizes a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program through the use of a Peer Review Committee process. The EMS Peer Review Committee is comprised of the EMS Director, the CQI/EMS Educator, the Medical Director and Paramedic/Firefighters. Together they provide a perspective on patient care issues raised by medical authorities and the District’s own CQI Program. The Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program identifies weaknesses in the system and recommends changes in training, education and equipment so that all patients receive the highest quality patient care.
The EMS Division utilizes the Research and Development committee to examine new medical equipment and evaluate existing medical equipment in an effort to continually improve patient care and employee safety.
The EMS Division coordinates the Senior Access program. Emergency responders who notice barriers or situations in homes of the elderly, which negatively impact their quality of life, can be referred to the appropriate social agency. This partnership ensures that all emergency response personnel can assist with long term care issues for our elderly.