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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

The Lansing Fire Department handles multiple areas of emergency response. In addition to our primary areas of fire suppression and emergency medical services, our department handles the following:

  • Dive / Water Rescue Response
  • Hazardous Material Response
  • Highway Extrication Response
  • Technical Rescue Response

Our emergency medical service and some of our other areas of emergency response are described below.

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LANSING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

The Lansing Fire Department provides emergency medical service through its highly trained personnel, including full-time and paid-on-call firefighter/paramedics.

Lansing EMS provides initial response and patient transport 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
Our department provides EMS coverage through both on- and off-duty full-time and paid-on-call personnel, in conjunction with Police/EMS personnel, as outlined below.

  The Lansing Fire Department handles the following:  
 
  • House and maintain all four ambulances used by our EMS personnel
  • Maintain equipment used by EMS personnel
  • Provide multiple call coverage through our EMS pager system
  • Provide additional support with handling and transport of prisoners and patients requiring special handling
     

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSES
Totals include both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) calls.

2016 3591
2017 3,518
2018 3,203

 

 

PARAMEDIC FUND

Since the inception of the paramedic program, the paramedic fund uses donated funds to upgrade our paramedic program with no impact on taxes. Our community’s appreciation of the care that our personnel give is reflected by continued donations to this fund.

The condition of all EMS equipment is constantly monitored. The Paramedic Fund helps replace larger equipment when the need arises. The fund has helped provide a replacement ambulance. More recently, the fund has been used to replace old stretchers.

The generosity of residents who donate allows our EMS personnel access to the most efficient patient care equipment, with no financial impact on the tax structure.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE TEAM

haz*Specially trained and equipped to handle chemical spills, leaks, and releases from vehicle and/or industrial accidents

*Aid in preparedness against possible terrorist activity

*Work with local industry to insure proper storage and handling of chemicals at their facilities

*Assist with hazardous materials training of new firefighters

*Part of a regional hazardous materials team, serving Lansing and the 23 other communities comprising our mutual-aid district.

COMBINED AREA RESPONSE TEAM (C.A.R.T.)

Lansing’s Team was organized in January of 2003 to better serve our residents and our neighboring communities in the event of a specialized rescue incident.

Vertical RescueTrench Rescue
*verticle Trench Rescue
Structural CollapseConfined Space Rescue
*Structural Collapse Confined Space Rescue