Advanced Life Support
Many of our responders have completed advanced training and serve as Paramedics. These providers are trained to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS), and provide medical treatment for complex traumatic and medical emergencies. Each Paramedic may perform electrocardiograms (ECG), place IVs, administer medications, perform advanced airway management, and other invasive and non-invasive medical procedures.
Through the concept of distributed practice, all EMTs and Paramedics in New York State work under the auspice of a licensed Physician Medical Director. Each of our Paramedics and EMTs work directly with our Medical Director, and the Medical Control physicians in all area hospitals, to ensure clinical skill and decision-making that is of the highest quality.