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Emergency Medical  Services

Our Department’s mission is to provide those we serve a safe, modern, efficient emergency ambulance service, while contributing to the common good through research and innovation.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division is responsible for:

• Providing advanced and basic life support for the citizens of Virginia and surrounding communities

• Recording and compiling data generated by EMS incidents through patient care reports

• Coordinating the medical education and training

• Certifying to meet standards required by National Registry and the State of Minnesota

• Evaluating new procedures to stay on the cutting edge of pre-hospital delivery of patient care

 

 Duties and Training

• This Division has 24 Emergency Medical Technicians trained at the Paramedic level (EMT-P).

• All personnel assigned to ambulances are also assigned to a fire engine to ensure the crew responds in the appropriate apparatus.

• Our department Paramedics standby on various events that occur through the City including:

  • Youth Hockey tournaments
  • High School Athletic events
  • Land of the Loon

 

Dr. Julie Houle, MD provides medical direction and oversees the training for the EMS program.