The Medical Unit is responsible for all medically related training and operations.
Medical Unit Responsibilities
- Medical response fire department companies are usually the first on scene. They are charged with identification of life threatening illnesses or injuries by patient assessment and then to stabilize that patient while EMS units are en route.
- Response to larger fires we provide rehabilitation to fire suppression personnel.
- Tasked with the daily Operations of the NOFD First Responder and EMT programs, providing the citizens of New Orleans with immediate first on scene life-saving care or BLS (Basic Life Support).
Medical Unit Priorities
The priorities of Medical Unit are patient care, medical training and certification, Infectious Disease Control if personnel are exposed and constant quality control for the best possible patient care service for the citizens of New Orleans.