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EMS: Saving Lives
The Emergency Medical Services Division of the Woodside Fire Protection District is proud of the quality of services it provides for our District Residents. This medical team consists of twenty-three-licensed paramedics, twelve Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and one Battalion Chief/Paramedic.
Woodside Fire District offers emergency medical training for district residents and neighboring communities. We currently offer training in American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), adult, child and infant, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid, and forty hour First Responder training.
Paramedic Engine Companies
Every member of the Woodside Fire Protection District is trained to the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) level. The Woodside Fire Protection District hired its first paramedics in the fall of 1994. The first 3 paramedics worked at Station 7 on the Rescue and responded to all emergencies in the district. Setting a high priority on medical training and being prepared is what the fire district spent the next fewyears both training current employees and hiring additional paramedics.
Today, there are no less than 5 firefighter/paramedics on duty (one on each engine and two on the ambulance) with a total of 34 firefighter/paramedics working for the department. All of our paramedics are cross trained as firefighters. This enables every apparatus to provide the ability to assist in both fire suppression and emergency medical response skills. Having a firefighter/paramedic respond to every call is advantageous to the citizens that reside in the Woodside Fire Protection District.
Woodside Paramedics in a partnership with the county 911 contractor American Medical Response operate and provide staffing on a paramedic ambulance stationed in Woodside. This ambulance is staffed with two firefighter/paramedics. This agreement allows the residents of the fire district to have an ambulance with a decreased response time then otherwise could be provided.
Woodside has six vehicles in the fleet that are Advanced Life Support capable. There are three engines, one medium duty rescue vehicle, an ambulance, and a water tender. This enables the fire district personnel to provide a high level of medical care in everyvehicle that responds to an emergency.
EDUCATION AND CPR
Department paramedics work with the Sequoia Healthcare District in providing education to every high school freshman in Family & Friends CPR.