Emergency Medical Services
The Euless Fire Department utilizes cross trained firefighter/paramedics to provide the emergency medical services in our community. The Department operates three Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) ambulances from our three fire stations. Our mobile intensive care units are designed with patient care in mind. They are equipped with the latest and most up-to-date equipment available.
Each fire apparatus is staffed by cross trained firefighter/paramedics and is equipped with many of the life saving tools and medications that are found on the ambulances. The Euless Fire Department uses a team approach to emergency medical care by operating our fire apparatus in a first responder role and to assist in providing patient care in conjunction with our ambulances on certain calls. (See frequently asked questions for more information.)
Our Emergency Medical Services system is under the medical direction of Dr. Roy Yamada, M.D., a highly respected and recognized physician who specializes in emergency medicine. Dr. Yamada is a full time medical director focusing all of his time to EMS direction. Our EMS direction allows our paramedics to utilize state of the art pre-hospital medical care methodology and to activate many specialized hospital based intervention teams while enroute to the hospital. Working under the direction of Dr. Yamada, the EMS delivery system in Euless is among the best in the State.
Our EMS division conducts monthly training for our EMT's and Paramedics. The development of our classes comes directly from the quality assurance program and from nature of calls throughout the year. Our instructors consist of our EMS Chief and personnel on shift.
Twice annually we focus on live scenarios / complicated situational training. We develop scenarios that are challenging and complex to challenge our personnel to the maximum. Throughout the year, all personnel are trained and re-evaluated on critical skills and comprehension of protocol.