The responsibility of the Medic is to evaluate the condition of their patient, provide the appropriate medical care while at the emergency scene and during transport to the medical facility in accordance to NYS and regional BLS and ALS protocols, transfer the patient to the care of medical facility staff, and to accurately document the care they provided at completion of call. Medics must be a NYS certified Emergency Medical Technician – Basic or Paramedic and complete appropriate training.
Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic (EMT-B) respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to a medical facility in accordance to BLS protocol.
Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic (EMT-P) provide more advanced medical care, beyond that of an EMT-Basic, in accordance to ALS protocols. These tasks include: cardiac monitoring, intubation, and administering IV medications.
Please remember to dial 911 in any emergency.