EMS

The new I-gel

The new Power Load Cot

 Proudly leading the way, 14 Medical Captains dedicate enormous time and effort to building a dynamic, progressive Emergency MEdical Service system to serve the citizens of San Juan County.

 EMS calls account for over 60% of the total San Juan County Fire Department annual call volume. With the implementation of County-wide Medical Direction in 2007, our Emergency Medical Responders and EMT's respond with state of the art LifePack 1000 defibrillators and the ability to administer life-saving medications.

 Attributes contributing to the success of our program include:

  • FREE monthly EMS Continuing Education classes provided at various locations throughout the County;
  • Cetralized dispatching through San Juan County Communications Authority Dispatch Center;
  • Paramedic assistance dispatched simultaneously from San Juan Regional Medical Center (Shiprock EMS serves the districts on the Northern Navajo Reservation);
  • Bi-Monthly EMS Committee meetings involving Medical Captains and Medical Directors;
  • EMS training including BLS CPR, Emergency Medical Responder, and EMT classes;
  • Annual Core Competency Verification Training.

 San Juan County Firefighters are ready to respond to any call, day or night, with professional, specialized training in everything from cardiac arrests, to vehicle extrication using the "Jaws of Life" to swift water Rescue to High Angle Rescue to a "Llama Rescue." (Yes, that's Llama Rescue)

 Consider joining our organization, IF:
You are interested in broadening your education and experiencing the rewarding and exciting feeling of "giving-back" to your community.

 A volunteer fire department (VFD) is an organization of firefighters who have joined forces to perform fire suppression and other related emergency services for a local jurisdiction. According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, 73 percent of firefighters in the United States are members of Volunteer Fire Departments.