The Emergency Medical Services Division is managed by the EMS Battalion Chief who reports to the Deputy Fire Chief. Each of the three shifts has a Field Training Officer (FTO) who directly interacts with the paramedics on a daily basis.
All Santa Rosa Fire Department personnel are trained to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level and are proficient in the use of emergency cardiac defibrillators which are carried on all fire apparatus. Additionally, 48 suppression personnel are trained as paramedics and are capable of Advanced Life Support techniques. Suppression personnel receive extensive training in emergency medical care, fire suppression, hazardous materials response, rope rescue, confined space rescue, swift water rescue, vehicle extrication techniques, and multi-casualty incidents.
In 2002 the Santa Rosa Fire Department joined with American Medical Response to create a Fire Engine Company Paramedic program. The program began with three engine companies that were staffed with paramedics. Through support the program has grown and we currently we staff all of our suppression apparatus with paramedics. This consists of ten engine companies and two truck companies.
The Santa Rosa Fire Department works in conjunction with American Medical Response and the Coastal Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency to continuously monitor and improve the delivery of emergency medical care within our system. In addition, the EMS Division utilizes several different committees to examine new medical equipment, technology, and procedures in an effort to continually provide the best in patient care and employee safety.
The Santa Rosa Fire Department is committed to protecting your medical information and follows the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) to insure privacy and security protection of your personal health information. For further information about HIPPA please check theCalifornia Office Of HIPAA Implementation(CalOHI).