Why do fire trucks respond to emergency medical calls?

Firefighters are trained as First Responders. Our primary mission is to save lives and alleviate suffering. Due to the strategic location of Boardman’s three Fire Stations throughout the township, we can arrive quickly and begin emergency medical treatment or life saving techniques such as CPR and/or use cardiac defibrillators. Firefighters arrive on the scene quickly and stabilize the patient’s medical condition. Presently, the Boardman Fire Department does not provide ambulance services; therefore, a private ambulance company arrives later to provide transport to the hospital.

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