The Middletown Division of Fire strives to provide the highest quality EMS service available. All members are cross-trained Fire Fighter/EMTs with over 84% certified as paramedics. The division operates four frontline paramedic units, staffed by three paramedics at all times, and a fifth frontline unit when staffing permits. All medic units carry specialized equipment such as:
IO insertion device (ability to administer medications into bone cavity)
Mucosal atomizer device (ability to administer medications via nasal passage)
12 lead Cardiac monitors
Quick trach (ability to create an emergency airway opening)
The Paramedics of Middletown Fire Department receive monthly training in different aspects of EMS. All Paramedics are trained in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support). Members of the Division of Fire train monthly on different topics of EMS provided by the Middletown Fire Department's Training Bureau.
The Middletown Division of Fire responded to over 9,200 calls for medical assistance in 2012. The EMS environment today is fast paced and demands a high level of skill and commitment from our members. The Middletown Fire Division is constantly re-evaluating our role in EMS and looking toward the future to best serve our citizens.
EMT and Paramedic Students wishing to do ride time, should contact Captain David Von Bargen at the number above.
The City of Middletown outsources the billing of ambulance runs to MBI Solutions as a cost-savings measure. If you have a question about your ambulance bill please call 800-875-0136. Any member of the MBI Solutions team would be happy to assist you with your question or concern.