Calls to 911 for emergency medical services (EMS) in Brick City are dispatched by the Brick City Fire Department's Emergency Medical Dispatch under its Communications Bureau. The Brick City prehospital care system consists of three distinct levels: First responder engine companies, staffed by firefighters trained as Certified First Responders (CFRs) providing first aid, CPR , and defibrillation; basic life support (BLS) ambulances, whose two EMTs provide first aid, defibrillation, and limited medication administration; and advanced life support (ALS) ambulances, whose two paramedics provide prehospital critical care, including patient assessment, 12-lead electrocardiography, pulse oximetry, defibrillation, cardioversion, cardiac pacing, endotracheal intubation and other advanced airway procedures; intravenous (IV), interosseous (IO), intramuscular (IM), oral (PO) and respiratory therapy, with over 40 medications both under standing medical orders and in consultation with a medical control physician. Each area of response is divided into overlapping grids, with the closest FDBC first responder engine company dispatched to life-threatening emergencies, along with both a BLS and ALS level ambulance as necessary.
Some EMTs and paramedics have been trained as Hazardous Materials Technicians and function to provide patient care while wearing Chemical Protective Clothing in the 'Hot Zone' at HazMat incidents. Recently, all of FDBC-EMS's EMTs and paramedics have been trained to the Hazardous Materials Operations level in order to operate in the 'Warm Zone' of HazMat incidents. Some of the HazMat trained paramedics have been trained at the FDBC Fire Academy as 'Rescue Medics' in order to be able to provide patient care in both high-rise rescue and confined space situations.
Paramedic 1 - 2010 GMC Braun
Paramedic 1 - 2008 Ford Road Rescue
(Replaced by the new 2010 GMC Braun)
Paramedic 2 - 2010 Ford Road Rescue (new paint job)
Paramedic 2 - 2010 Ford Road Rescue (old paint job)