Release: February 2001
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The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services of the Chicago Fire Department operates a fleet of 59 advanced life support ambulances, the largest system of this type in the world. These units are referred to as 'Mobile Intensive Care Units' and are strategically assigned throughout the city. Each of these ambulances is staffed by two paramedics trained in both basic life support and advanced life support measures. In addition to these units, there are twelve basic life support ambulances staffed by two firefighter EMT's which are strategically placed in the city to provide basic life support care to non-life threatening as a result of non-life threatening injuries.
In addition to these units, there are twenty-seven Advanced Life Support Engine Companies also strategically located around the city. These are staffed by the firefighter paramedic and firefighter EMT as part of their normal crew. An Advanced Life Support Engine Company is dispatched to any life threatening incident where it would be closer than the nearest ALS ambulance.
In order to provide further support, all fire suppression companies have firefighters and firefighter EMT'S trained as 'FIRST RESPONDERS'. Many of these units are equipped with AED'S (automatic external defibrillators). This protocol is referred to as 'FIRST RESPONDER' and provides response for any medical emergency required.
Close coordination between the Bureau of Fire Suppression and Rescue and the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services results in a well trained staff of paramedics, firefighter paramedics, firefighter EMT's, and firefighters trained as 'FIRST RESPONDERS' available to assist the citizens of Chicago in any medical emergency. During calendar year 1999, there were 257,005 emergency medical service responses in the city and Ambulance Company 6 responded to 4,191 calls.
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