The emergency services of Wakefield are comprised of the traditional emergency responders such as fire and emergency medical services (EMS), along with the 911 dispatchers and the entire emergency management community. The common goal of all of these groups is to save lives and protect property. There are thousands of members of the emergency services community ranging from career personnel to volunteers. These men and women work around the clock to ensure the safety of Wakefield's citizens. They do it with compassion, dedication and professionalism.
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Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), 58 hours of education. An EMR provides front line EMS care, typically within a team but are not educated to take care of patients in the back of an ambulance. Most EMRs are on rapid response vehicles and help other EMS providers at a scene.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), 150 hours of education. An EMT can serve in the patient compartment of an ambulance. EMTs use medical equipment such as automatic defibrillators, deliver trauma care and are educated in a simple way over all injuries and diseases. EMTs form the backbone of EMS delivery in the United States. Most work in a team with more advanced providers.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), 150 additional hours of education. To be an AEMT requires a person to first be an EMT, then take the advanced education course. Some states combine EMT and AEMT education in 300 hour courses. AEMTs provide interventions to patients that if done improperly can cause harm. The AEMT level of care is new in the United States.
Paramedic, 1,200 hours of accredited education. Paramedics provide the most advanced care of all EMS professionals. To become a Paramedic a person must first be an EMT. Paramedic education is accredited by the Commission on Allied Health Education Accreditation. Paramedics work primarily in urban and suburban communities.