The Emergency Medical Services Division accounts for the majority of the Auburn Fire Rescue Department's activities. Currently, the majority of calls for emergency assistance in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are medical related in nature. Two paramedic level ambulances are staffed around the clock by Firefighter/EMS providers with 1 ambulance staffed at each station to ensure a quicker response to any area of town. These ambulances are also available to provide mutual aid assistance to the surrounding communities if necessary.
The EMS Division is overseen by the Deputy Chief of Operations who serves as the EMS Coordinator and a career Firefighter/Paramedic who serves as the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Coordinator and supports EMS education. All career members must be certified, at the minimum, to the EMT-Basic level. Several career members are also either EMT-Advanced or EMT-Paramedics. All call members, are at a minimum, certified as first responders. Additionally, all department members are trained in automobile extrication, and several members are trained in technical rescue.
EMT-Basic - Initial level of training and an EMT can give some basic medications and use a defibrillator.
EMT-Advanced - Can use advanced airway devices and initiate IV therapy.
EMT-Paramedic - Can also use advanced airway devices and initiate IV therapy. They also are able to administer over 20 different life saving medications, use cardiac monitoring and the use of non-invasive airway devices.