PAWTUCKET – The City of Pawtucket Fire Department is proud to announce that it is one of the first departments in the state of Rhode Island to have all four rescues at the paramedic level, the highest level.
“This is a significant accomplishment that our department has been striving for for quite some time,” said Chief John Trenteseaux. “Our men and women of the Pawtucket Fire Department have been working tirelessly to ensure we can provide the highest level of care to all residents throughout the city.”
Before the state inspection, only two of the four rescues were performed at the paramedic level. The two cardiac rescuers have now been promoted to paramedic. Paramedics are capable of providing more oral and intravenous medications than cardiac EMTs and have extensive knowledge in topics such as physiology, cardiology, medical procedures, and medications.
Additionally, paramedics are trained at a higher level than EMTs in treating acute illnesses and injuries and can perform skills such as tracheostomies, thoracostomy (needle chest decompression), intravenous medication infusions, and advanced line procedures. respiratory.
“Our Pawtucket Fire Department constantly strives for excellence with the best interest of residents in mind,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “I want to thank Fire Chief Trenteseaux and Public Safety Director Tina Goncalves for all they do to serve and protect the residents of Pawtucket, day in and day out.”
If you have additional questions, please contact the Pawtucket Fire Department at 401-725-1422.