Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medics Moving a StretcherThe 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
  • Assess patients
  • Cardiac monitoring and defibrillation
  • Start IVs
  • Perform many other life-saving skills

Training

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.

Medics Getting Someone out of a Wrecked Car