Emergency Medical Services
The Randolph Fire Department is the EMS (Emergency Medical Service) provider for the Town of Randolph. The department consists of EMT's (Emergency Medical Technicians) at both levels. EMT Levels are EMT B (Basics) and EMT P (Paramedics). All members begin training at the EMT Basic level. This class consists of mostly 120 classroom hours including skill stations such as CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), oxygen administration, splinting, cervical spine immobilization, bandaging, wound care, and patient assessment to name a few. Our EMT Basics are also trained to use the Semi Automatic External Defibrillator (SAED), an assisted albuterol program and Epi-Pens. EMT Intermediates are EMT Basics with additional training in IV therapy and advanced airway management. EMT Paramedics are the highest trained pre-hospital providers. Once certified to the EMT Basic level or above members may then go on to Paramedic school. The Paramedic training consists of both classroom and clinical rotations which total about 1,200 hours. The EMT P meets the requirements of the EMT B and has additional training in Cardiology including 12 Lead Electrocardiograms (EKG), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), medication administration, advanced airway management (placing endotracheal tubes) and Intravenous (IV) therapy, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and EZ-IO for both adults and pediatric patients.
The Randolph Fire Department provides both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) services to the Town of Randolph. All of our apparatus, including Command Units, are equipped with medical equipment and SAED's. Both of our district Engines, Engine 2 in North Randolph and Engine 1 at Central Station have both been certified to the Paramedic level as class 5 non-transporting ALS ambulances. Our reserve Engine 3 is also certified as a class 5 ambulance. This allows us to maintain Advanced Life Support in both districts if one of our in service Engines were to need service. With the equipment, training and certifications of our vehicles we are able to provide the best service possible to residents and visitors alike.