Emergency Medical Services

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The City of Carlsbad Fire Department does much more than extinguish fires, responding to every type of emergency, from traffic collisions, to medical emergencies, and severe traumas. The department is proud to provide an outstanding level of emergency medical care with a prompt and timely response.

The fire department has a firefighter/paramedic on every apparatus to ensure patients receive an advanced level of care as quickly as possible. As more than three-quarters of the fire suppression personnel are licensed paramedics, at any emergency incident, multiple paramedics will be present to provide the most appropriate care.

In addition to providing emergency medical care, one of the Carlsbad Fire Department's emergency medical services goals are to educate the community. Please continue reading below and read through the pages to the left to learn valuable information.

PulsePoint phone

The revolutionary PulsePoint mobile phone app is now available to all of San Diego County. PulsePoint is a non-profit foundation, whose mission is to make it easier for citizens who are trained in CPR to use their life-saving skills. The free app uses location-based technology to alert CPR-trained citizens if someone in their immediate area is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

The app has been integrated with the 911 Dispatch System so upon receiving a call for a suspected sudden cardiac arrest, the dispatch center will activate an alert to the mobile app, while simultaneously dispatching emergency service crews. Along with the notification, the app also directs these citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closes publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED). While the app is available to all CPR-trained individuals, the real target audience is off-duty firefighters, nurses and other life-saving professionals.

The PulsePoint app is available for iPhone and Android users and can be downloaded from the iTunes Store and Google Play.