The Williamsburg Fire Department provides the City with Advanced Life Support (ALS) services. The firefighter/medics employed by the city respond to all types of medical emergencies and are trained to:
Administer intravenous medications
Cardiac monitoring and defibrillation
Perform many other life-saving skills
Before a medic is released to perform these duties he or she has to attend a two-year training program to achieve Paramedic status, as well as endure a strict instructional program by a certified Paramedic in the department. Paramedics are also required to complete 72 hours of recertification training every two years.
Equipment & Vehicles
The City of Williamsburg has provided the firefighter/medics with essential tools in order to aid them in giving citizens and visitors unsurpassable emergency medical care. The department currently has a fleet of three ambulances containing sophisticated state-of-the-art life-saving equipment designed specifically for advanced life support.