Emergency Medical Services
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Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic
This division of the fire department is responsible for responding to approximately 7900 medical related calls annually. Each of our 56 fire suppression personnel are trained paramedics that are persistently upgrading their skills to deliver the highest possible service to the community. In 2010 the Westland Fire Department implemented the ability to electronically submit 12-lead ECG reports to area hospitals. This allows doctors to analyze cardiac arrhythmias and assemble cardiac teams prior to arrival at the ER.
The Westland Fire Department has provided Advanced Life Support (ALS) since 1996. This service is provided with four rescues located throughout the city. Each vehicle will respond with two or three paramedics that all have equal medical capabilities.
In addition to the local area hospitals for normal transports (Garden City Osteopathic, St. Mary's Mercy, Oakwood Annapolis), the Westland Fire Department provides transport to several Level 1 and Level 2 Trauma Centers. These include University of Michigan, St Joseph Mercy, and DMC Children's Trauma Center. These transports can be direct or via one of our two helicopter transport services.
Westland Fire Department 1966-1996For the first 30 years of our City's existence, the firefighters offered a basic life support service (BLS). To get a perspective of where we came from to where we are today, here are some pictures of the type of vehicles and equipement used during that time period:
Fire Station 1- 36435 Ford Rd / Charles Richardson teaches ventillation / A modified hearse used to transport