The Santa Fe Fire Department, like many across the state, is becoming overwhelmed with medical calls. Now, they’ve created a new division with the hopes of better serving citizens.
SFFD responds to all sorts of events like structure fires, hazmat situations, swift water rescues and more, but a big portion of the thousands of calls they get each year are medical emergencies. While the department has served the community with emergency medical services for 40 years, a new division of the department will now focus on this and community outreach. “This will be a new effort for us,” said Greg Cliburn, Assistant Chief of EMS for the Santa Fe Fire Department.