BY AARON BYINGTON
Your Syracuse Fire Department was established in 1965 as a volunteer organization. Through the years, the fire department has grown along with the community to provide the best service possible in your time of need. In 2002, Syracuse City hired full-time firefighters and began providing ambulance transport service, staffed 24/7, with two Intermediate level EMTs: a service previously provided by the Davis County Sheriff’s Office. Now, as of April 1st, 2022, Syracuse Fire has begun providing paramedic services to our community.
This change in service level is a huge benefit to our community. Paramedics receive approximately 1400 hours of training, which include about 700 hours of field internship and clinical training. Paramedics specialize in advanced airway techniques, advanced cardiac care, and emergency medication administration.
The addition of paramedics to our team will compliment our current ambulance transport capabilities and provide an increased level of care for you and your loved ones.