Emergency Medical Services Division
The Helena Fire Department is proud to provide an exceptional level of Emergency Medical care to the citizens of Helena, Montana. Consistent with trends throughout the United States, medically related emergencies comprise over 70% of the annual responses the Department encounters.
The Helena Fire Department is currently licensed by the State of Montana at the Advanced Life Support "EMT-Intermediate" level. Functions such as early Defibrillation, Endo-Tracheal Intubations and Intravenous Therapy help bring procedures once reserved for the emergency room to the patient in a more expedient manner. The Emergency Medical Technicians of the Helena Fire Department have dedicated much time and put forth a great personal effort to provide the best possible medial care to those in need.
One of the frequent comments we hear from our customers is: "I called for an ambulance, not a fire truck". The Helena Fire Department operates in a tiered response system with St. Peter's Hospital Paramedic Ambulance service. When an individual has a medical emergency, both agencies get dispatched through the 911 system at the same time. This type of system has proven very effective in delivering the very best in patient care to our customers. It has also created a strong bond between both agencies allowing a systematic team approach to handling emergencies.
It is our promise to keep up with changing trends in emergency medicine and continue to provide the most efficient and effective patient care possible.