Yes, We regularly recruit EMT and Paramedics to join our family. Honestly, compassion, professionalism, and a desire to help other is a must. Please apply for a position with the city of New Bedford at our jobs page at the cities web site under jobs

You can explore job opportunities and apply for positions with New Bedford E.M.S. through the city's official jobs page.

Both EMTs and Paramedic are valuable members of the prehospital health care team. Paramedics are trained at the advanced life support level and can provide advanced airway management, intravenous drug therapy and cardiac monitoring.

Emergency Medical Technicians are trained at the basic life support level and can provide a wide range of treatment options including basic airway management, trauma care and a variety of medications.

Please tell us your address, floor and apartment number if needed , the patients present medical complaint . The 911 dispatcher will ask you a series of questions to determine the correct EMS response. Important Pre-hospital instructions will also be offered to you to assist the patients before the ambulance arrives.

EMS stands for Emergency Medical Services. It is a system of trained professionals and resources dedicated to providing prehospital emergency medical care.

Call 911 for an ambulance in any life-threatening or serious medical emergency, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe injuries, or unconsciousness.

Response times vary, but EMS strives to arrive as quickly as possible. Response time depends on factors like location, traffic, and the nature of the emergency.

Provide your location, details about the medical issue, the number of people involved, and any other relevant information the operator requests.

Inside the ambulance, trained EMTs and Paramedics provide medical care, assess the patient's condition, and may administer treatment or medications as needed.

Ambulance costs vary depending on factors like location and services provided. Check with your local EMS agency or your insurance provider for specific details.

In some cases, you may be able to request a specific hospital, but medical necessity and distance may affect the choice.

Many insurance plans cover ambulance services, but it's essential to check your policy for details about coverage and potential out-of-pocket costs.

EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians) provide basic life support, while Paramedics can offer advanced life support, including administering medications and advanced procedures.

Yes, Paramedics are trained and authorized to administer a range of medications, including pain relief, cardiac medications, and more, depending on protocols.

When in doubt, call 911. Trained dispatchers can assess the situation and provide guidance on whether an ambulance is needed.

Yes, you can request an ambulance for non-emergency medical transport, such as transfers between healthcare facilities or for patients with mobility issues.

Safely pull over to the right side of the road and stop to allow the ambulance to pass. Always yield the right of way to emergency vehicles.

AEDs are portable devices used to administer an electric shock to restart the heart in case of cardiac arrest. They provide automated voice instructions to guide users.

You can learn CPR and First Aid through courses offered by organizations like the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. Look for local training opportunities.

Knowing CPR and basic First Aid can save lives by allowing you to respond effectively in medical emergencies until professional help arrives.

Common conditions include heart attacks, strokes, severe allergic reactions, injuries, difficulty breathing, and diabetic emergencies, among others.

Yes, many EMS providers offer community education programs, including CPR and First Aid classes, as well as public awareness campaigns on safety and health.

To become an EMT or Paramedic, you'll need to complete the required training and certification programs offered by accredited institutions and pass relevant exams.

Call 911 immediately if you suspect someone is having a heart attack or stroke. Early intervention is critical for better outcomes.

ALS ambulances are equipped with Paramedics who can perform advanced medical procedures, while BLS ambulances have EMTs trained in basic care.

To become a volunteer, you can contact New Bedford E.M.S. directly or check for volunteer opportunities on the organization's website.

Yes, you can inquire about scheduling non-emergency medical transportation services with New Bedford E.M.S. for specific medical needs.

The Mass Casualty Support Unit is a specialized resource used in response to multi-trauma and mass casualty incidents. It helps coordinate and provide emergency care in such situations.

Yes, New Bedford E.M.S. supports local schools by offering educational programs, including partnerships with high school Emergency Medical Technology programs and serving as a precepting site for Paramedic Interns.

New Bedford E.M.S. remains committed to staying current by actively seeking out and implementing new medical devices and techniques, often ahead of others, to provide the best patient care possible.