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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Burleson Fire/EMS Department Launches In-House Ambulance Service

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The Burleson Fire Department proudly announces a change in emergency medical services by initiating its own fire-based ambulance service, replacing MedStar Mobile Healthcare. Starting, October 1, this change will continue to provide the Burleson community with a personalized and efficient medical care experience and optimized response times.  

The decision to establish an in-house fire-based ambulance service underscores the department's unwavering commitment to prioritizing the welfare of Burleson residents during critical moments. Ambulances will be strategically positioned within each of the city's fire stations in an effort to reduce response times and provide rapid access to crucial medical resources during critical situations. 

The Burleson Fire/EMS Department's dedicated ambulance fleet will include three units and a reserve ambulance deployable as needed. This commitment ensures that the community consistently receives expedited medical attention when required. 

Aligning with a nationwide trend of integrating fire and EMS services, the Burleson Fire/EMS Department's introduction of these four new ambulances in October positions it among the ranks of efficient and effective municipalities. The revised configuration provides efficiency by enabling the city to exercise internal controls. Burleson Public Safety Communications will now manage Emergency Medical Dispatch for all EMS calls, eliminating the prior need for call transfers. This enhancement expedites call processing, alleviating the burden on callers during distressing situations. 

Furthermore, Burleson Fire/EMS takes pride in having its own Medical Director, ensuring seamless alignment of medical protocols and procedures with the specific needs of the Burleson community. Highly trained firefighters/paramedics will now offer initial patient care and transportation, ensuring the continuity of treatment from the emergency scene to the hospital. 

Burleson Fire/EMS Department is dedicated to delivering superior emergency medical services tailored to Burleson residents. 

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