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More than 60 percent of the emergency alarms to which Clackamas Fire District #1 firefighters respond are medical in nature. Clackamas Fire District #1 responds to these emergencies with highly skilled paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) equipped with the latest technology in emergency medical equipment. Currently, Clackamas Fire District #1 consists of 128 paramedics, 24 EMT Intermediates, and 41 EMT Basics. Each piece of fire apparatus responds with at least 1 paramedic and carries the latest in advanced life support equipment.

During the 2006-2007 fiscal year Clackamas Fire District #1 responded to 9695 EMS related calls; of those 158 were cardiac arrest calls. Fast response with paramedics equipped with defibrillators, airway devices, and cardiac medications give victims of cardiac arrest the best chance at survival. To promote greater public access to defibrillators Clackamas Fire District #1 supports businesses and schools that provide Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) at their locations. To see a list of AED locations in Clackamas County click HERE. Rapid CPR and early defibrillation are the keys to saving lives in patients suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Clackamas Fire District #1's EMTs also respond to motor vehicle accidents, water rescue emergencies, high angle rescues, and other emergencies requiring emergency medical treatment. Because of this, Clackamas Fire District #1's EMTs are continuously training to deal with patients in these situations.

Clackamas FireEmergency medical response in Clackamas Fire District #1 is performed using a two-tiered system. When the 9-1-1 system is activated, both the fire department and a private ambulance company are dispatched. This ensures the fastest response time to the emergency and provides the needed personnel to treat and transport the patient. Clackamas Fire District #1 works closely with American Medical Response, the ambulance transport company to provide fast and professional medical services.

Clackamas Fire District #1 protects the privacy of its patients by strictly following the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). Our HIPPA policy is designed to protect the privacy and rights of our patients while allowing certain information to be used for quality control purposes pertaining to the Release of Medical Records.

 

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