The EMS division is made up of approximately 30 volunteer members.  The main responsibility of these members is to run on the departments two (2) Ambulances.  All members must be trained to the EMT or EMR level.  The Somers Fire Department EMS Division is certified to the EMT level of care. This level allows the EMT's and EMR's to provide basic level care which includes CPR with defibrillator, airway management with oxygen, bleeding control, and fracture management.  On many occasions other personnel are needed to offer the best level of care for all our patients, so we use emergency medical technicians at the paramedic level. These personnel are mostly from the Ambulance Service of Manchester (ASM),, American Medical Response (AMR),  East Windsor Ambulance services, and Enfield EMS. This level of care is able to provide intravenous medications and EKG monitoring.

If you are interested in becoming an EMT or MRT please feel free to contact anyone at the fire station.  The EMT class is 180 hours and the MRT class runs 70 hours.  Both classes are held at the fire house, Johnson Memorial Hospital and Asnuntuck Community College among other sites. Please contact Captain Josh Marquardt for more information.

Besides attending the Joint Fire and EMS Drills held on the 1st Monday of each month, the EMS Division holds a Training session on the 4th Sunday of each month.


EMS Membership

EMS Application

 

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