Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department
About Emergency Medical Services
The 9-1-1 system in Kenosha County is an enhanced system that gives the dispatcher
your name, address, and phone number on a computer screen as soon as you call.
While talking to the dispatcher, please remain calm, speak slowly, and describe
the problem as best you can. For all emergencies, please use the 9-1-1 system,
whether for fire, medical, or police.
What is EMS?
The word "Rescue", as found within our name Fire & Rescue, helps define
the part of our service generally described as Emergency Medical Services, or
EMS. Our personnel provide a wide variety of emergency interventions, such as
CPR, airway management, treatment of breathing problems, cardiac care, defibrillation,
trauma management, and the administration of advanced life support medications.
Our paramedics provide Advanced Life Support techniques and procedures
with assistance from EMTs. To learn more about our EMS program, stop at the
station or E-mail us your questions.
Who are the EMTs?
Within the Fire & Rescue Department, there are two levels of Emergency Medical
Technicians (EMTs): EMT-Basic, and EMT-Paramedic. Our EMT-B level personnel perform
basic medical care that includes splinting, bandaging, vital sign assessment,
oxygen administration, and first responder defibrillation. EMT-Paramedic level
personnel also perform basic medical care along with advanced medical care that
includes medication delivery, IV therapy, 12-lead EKG interpretation, defibrillation,
cardiac pacing, and Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI).
How Many Ambulances do the Fire & Rescue Department Operate?
The Fire & Rescue Department operates two primary paramedic ambulances with
a minimum of two paramedics and an EMT. We also have a reserve ambulance equipped
to operate as either a Basic Life Support or paramedic ambulance depending on
personnel available at the time of the emergency.
Basic Life Support, CPR, and AED (Automated External Defibrillation)
This course is designed to teach the student what to do in cases of sudden death
and choking situations for infants, children, and adults. It is taught under
the auspices of the American Heart Association and United Hospital Systems. Classes
may be set up for individual groups for full certification or recertification
classes. Please contact Fire Station #2 for more information.
Seat Belts Save Lives!!!
- Buckle up on every trip ... most accidents occur within one mile of your home
... don't take the chance!!!
- Always use car seats for small children.
- Know the dangers of airbags and small children.