Emergency Medical Services Division
The role of Davie Fire Rescue Firefighter Paramedics evolved over the years to encompass far more than traditional fire suppression or basic life support training. As the scope of what it means to be a firefighter for Davie Fire Rescue keeps expanding since the addition of providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the necessity for quality training within the department has significantly grown. Properly trained firefighters responding to emergencies provide a safer and more efficient emergency scene.
While Davie Fire Rescue is influenced by various factors, including the size, geographic location, and population served, it is essential that all members responding to emergencies are trained to safely and effectively carry out the mission of the department. Training helps to reinforce proper techniques and practices and leads to better decision making on the job. Not only is the on-scene firefighter/paramedic safer when properly trained, but the department as a whole benefits by improved operations, better patient care, positive public relations, and higher morale.
It is top priority of Davie Fire Rescue and its Fire and EMS Training Division to provide the training necessary in order to provide the very best service for the Town of Davie and its citizens. This is accomplished by teaching various techniques by delivery styles and avenues through Company Officer courses, training by a qualified instructor’s for (facility) training, guest speakers, and computer based training.
The EMS Division is responsible for providing the highest quality pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services to the Town of Davie community.
The EMS Division operates eight transporting Advanced Life Support (ALS) rescue units, six non- transporting ALS fire engines, and one ALS aerial platform, that respond to a variety of fire, medical, chemical, and tactical rescue emergencies. Operating seven days a week, 24 hours a day, these units are staffed with a minimum of two paramedics trained in ALS procedures using state-of-the-art equipment.
The EMS Division ensures that the Departments’ medical services comply with all local, state and federal laws that govern pre-hospital emergency medical services in Florida. The Division also assures that each Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) maintain the highest quality standards of patient care and training.
As required by the State of Florida, each Paramedic and EMT must be recertified every two years. For this recertification requirement, the EMS Division provides its Paramedics and EMT’s with the most advanced training and techniques available in emergency medicine today.