Emergency Medical Services
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The Coronado Fire Department does more than just fight fires when called to respond to an emergency. The department employs highly skilled paramedics and firefighters who are cross trained to ensure they are able to respond to a variety of emergency situations.
When the Fire Department is called to respond to an emergency, a team of firefighters and paramedics board the fire engine to be the first responders. Following the fire engine, an ambulance is deployed to the scene of every emergency call.
Every fire truck is staffed with at least one paramedic. This enables the City to provide residents with the highest level of medical attention at any time.
Paramedics are medical pros with Advanced Life Support (ALS) training, which enables them to provide emergency room-quality care on site. This includes initial treatment for heart attacks. Medications also may be administered by paramedics. There are currently 12 paramedics in the Fire Department. They operate out of the main fire station on Sixth Street and the fire station in the Cays.
Each paramedic in the department is also a trained firefighter, which enables them to assist in any emergency situation.
As each paramedic is trained to fight fires, each firefighter is also an emergency medical technician (EMT). EMTs are trained in basic life support. The goal of EMTs is to quickly evaluate a patient's condition and to maintain a patient's breathing and circulation, control external bleeding, prevent shock and to prevent further injury by immobilizing potential spinal or bone fractures.
The City encourages citizens to take advantage of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes offered through the Fire Department. For more information on Coronado paramedics or safety classes, contact the Fire Department at (619) 522-7374.