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Emergency Medical Services

The Folsom Fire Department provides Basic and Advanced Life Support prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) from all of our fire stations utilizing cross-trained firefighter/paramedics. These personnel staff all fire vehicles including the engine companies, ladder truck, paramedic ambulances, and command vehicles.

The EMS Division participates in a county-wide resource deployment plan that ensures the closest available emergency crew responds to the scene of emergencies, regardless of geopolitical boundaries. This process enables a seamless and reciprocal service delivery system.

The EMS Division also develops and administers various internal training curricula in order to maintain required state and local certifications of emergency personnel. It also provides external education programs for the community, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use.

The Folsom Fire Department has provided the Folsom community with prehospital EMS for many decades and retains the exclusive rights for its delivery and administration in accordance with state law (Health and Safety Code 1797.201). Other agencies shall not provide prehospital EMS within the City of Folsom jurisdiction, as defined by state law, without approval from the City of Folsom Fire Chief in accordance with city law (Folsom Municipal Code 2.24.050).

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