Emergency Medical Services & Advanced Life Support

The Royal Oak Fire Department has been providing Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services since 1995. Before this date we provided Basic Life Support. Our Firefighters are cross-trained as Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. We respond to approximately 4,000 medical alarms each year. Our average response time anywhere in the city is four minutes. Our Paramedics have specialized training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatrics Advanced Life Support and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support. Our Staff offers American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training to our city staff and citizens.

Each one of our three Fire Stations responds to medical emergencies with a minimum of one Advanced Life support vehicle and one engine staffed with Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. This response allows us to meet the needs of our patients no matter how critical the emergency is. Our firefighters have extrication tools and training that allows us remove victims from entrapment in vehicular and commercial accidents.

On November 1, 2000, the Royal Oak Fire Department hosted a Disaster Drill with Dondero High School and WM Beaumont Hospital. Ten Fire Departments and one Ambulance Company responded to our simulated call for disaster assistance. We triaged and transported ninety patients and simulated sixty more to other area hospitals. In today’s troubled times we must be prepared to mitigate any disaster whether natural or man made.