The EMS Fellowship is supported by the Cincinnati Fire Department (CFD), the nation’s first fully paid professional fire department, founded in April of 1853. The EMS Fellows will participate in administrative duties, continuing education, continuing quality improvement, and field supervision. CFD responds to 55,000 medical calls each year. Experiences with CFD are the foundation of this EMS Fellowship training.
The Cincinnati Fire Department (CFD) operates 26 stations strategically situated throughout the city, employing eight hundred firefighters, of which over 200 are paramedics. The EMS response system is dual-tiered, including basic and paramedic first response engine companies, basic first response ladder companies, and 12 Medic (Advanced Life Support Transport) units. These units respond to seventy-seven square miles within the City of Cincinnati and also provide response coverage to 25 miles of Ohio River shoreline.
The department also provides Heavy Rescue, HazMat and an Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit. The fire department is the focal point of weapons of mass destruction planning for the Cincinnati region.
The EMS Fellow's duties in the fire department are flexible and can include continuous quality improvement of the EMS Service and the communications center, continuing education programs, field observation, administrative meetings, and medical director shadowing.
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