What is EMS??
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provide a wide variety of emergency
interventions, such as CPR, airway management, treatment of breathing problems,
cardiac care, defibrillation, trauma management and advanced life support
medications. EMS is provided primarily by Paramedics with assistance from EMT's
on fire apparatus. To learn more about EMS, stop by the station or send us
e-mail with your questions.
Who are the EMTs??
At the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District, there are two levels of Emergency
Medical Technicians (EMTs): EMT-Basic, and EMT-Paramedic. EMT-B level does basic
medical care (splinting, bandaging, vital sign assessment, oxygen
administration). EMT-Paramedic level personnel can perform basic medical care
along with advanced medical care (medication delivery, IV therapy, EKG
interpretation, defibrillation, intubation).
Currently the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District operates four Advanced Life
Support ambulances with a minimum of two Paramedics. We also have have
paramedics on the fire engines and trucks, and operate ALS fire
ambulance & police
are the only numbers you need to remember in an emergency. No longer do you have
to thumb through the phone book or find that list next to the phone...just dial
9-1-1. The 9-1-1 system in DuPage County is an enhanced system that gives the
dispatcher your name, address and phone number on a computer screen as soon as you call.
While talking to the dispatcher please remain calm, speak slowly and describe
the problem as best as you can. For all
emergencies, please use the 9-1-1 system, be it for fire, medical or police. It is
a very efficient system that will help protect you.
Basic Life Support, CPR & automated external defibrillation
This course is designed to teach the student what to do in cases of sudden
death and choking situations for infants, children and adults. It is taught
under the auspices of the
Association and the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District Community Training Center.
Classes open to the public are held each month at Station 1.
Click here for the class schedule for 2012. Also, courses
may be set up for individual groups for full certification or recertification
classes. Please contact
EMS Coordinator Lt. Doug Skotnicki for more
Seat belts save lives!!!
- Buckle up on every trip....most accidents occur within one mile
of your home....don't take the chance!!!
- Always use car seats for small children
- Know the dangers of airbags and small children