EMS DIVISION

The EMS Division of the Harrisville Fire Department is very active and make up the majority of our emergency calls. Presently, the Department has two ALS transporting vehicles, Medic 2 and Rescue 2. Engine 21 is also licensed as a Basic Life Support (BLS) non-transporting vehicle and is equipped with extrication equipment as well.
The Department currently has 17 EMT's, of which, 11 are certified at the Cardiac level and 6 are certified at the Basic level. Currently the EMS Division is led by a Rescue Captain and two Rescue Lieutenants.
 
Rescue billing
To offset the costs of the EMS operation, the Harrisville Fire District has implemented a rescue billing program. For more information regarding this policy, please refer to the the rescue billing statement published by the district.

12 Lead EKGs
Both Medic 2 and Rescue 2 are equipped with a Philips MRx cardiac monitor and defibrilator. These units were purchased through grant funds from various grant agencies. Features of the monitors are hands-free defibrillation, 12 lead EKG acquisition, automatic blood pressure measurement, pulse oximetry and end-tidal capnometry. Additionally, the units are equipped with equivalent pediatric modules. The Harrisville Fire Department strives to provide the best possible emergency medical services to those we serve.