Hendersonville Fire Department to Provide Enhanced Medical Services

The Hendersonville Fire Department (NC) has achieved certification to begin providing enhanced medical response services. Seventy percent of the department’s calls for service are medical-related.

“NC-Medical Responder” level is currently provided by the department. The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services has approved an upgrade to “NC Emergency Medical Technician — Basic” level. This will allow firefighters to provide additional critical interventions in certain life-threatening emergencies. Three examples of improvements to the level of service will be the ability to use blind insertion airway devices (BIADs), the administration of epinephrine, and increased access to early defibrillation.

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