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.
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.