Parkdale Rural Fire Protection District





Parkdale Fire Station

4895 Baseline Dr.

P.O. Box 40

Parkdale, OR 97041

Tel: (541) 352-6092

Fax: (541) 352-5533

Business Hours: 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri

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Parkdale Rural Fire Protection District (PRFPD) provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to residents and visitors in Parkdale, Mt. Hood and Dee in a 450 square mile ambulance service area. PRFPD has two Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances that are staffed by trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). An EMT is a trained professional who responds to emergency medical situations. EMT’s are classified in levels, depending upon their degree of training. In Oregon there are 3 general levels of EMT: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Becoming an EMT requires specialized training, as well as an internship in a hospital emergency room and on a transport ambulance. An EMT delivers a standard of care known as Basic Life Support (BLS), and performs life saving skills such as using automatic external defibrillators (AED), CPR, bleeding control, splinting, oxygen therapy and administration of some medications. EMT training allows first responders to assess medical situations, stabilize and transport patients. Patients with more severe illnesses or injuries often require Advanced Life Support (ALS) care provided by Paramedics for further stabilization and transport.

Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I)

This level of Emergency Medical Technician bridges the gap between and EMT and Paramedic. In addition to performing all the functions of an EMT, an EMT-I has additional skills and training which include: the us of manual defibrillators and cardiac monitors, establishing intravenous access and administering certain IV medications.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P)

Paramedic certification in Oregon is obtained through a 2 year Associates Degree. To become a paramedic, extensive training and internships on both the ambulance and in the hospital setting are required. Paramedics are able to assess and treat a larger range of injuries and illnesses, and can deliver many lifesaving drugs to patients in the field. Paramedics perform Advanced Live Support (ALS) procedures, some of which include: endotracheal intubation, rapid sequence intubation (RSI), cricothyrotomy, needle chest decompression and administration of IV fluids and medications. Paramedics can also analyze 12-lead ECGs to help make early determination of heart attacks in the field, delivering patients to the appropriate hospital more efficiently and better treating and stabilizing the patient en route.

Parkdale Fire Department relies heavily on the utilization of professional volunteers who respond from their homes or work to emergency scenes. For information regarding volunteer opportunities please visit out “Join Us” page.