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Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unit, headed by a medical director, is responsible for administering a two-tiered system of pre-hospital emergency medical care and transport. This includes Advanced Life Support (ALS) units, and first responder engine, squad and ladder companies. In addition, the EMS unit helps create plans for emergency medicine physicians to respond to the scene of multi-casualty incidents and assist with patient triage, treatment and disposition.

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