Emergency Medical Services

Advanced Life-Support

Fountain Valley Fire Department provides the community with advanced life-support (ALS) paramedic and ambulance services. The department has provided emergency medical care as a core service since the Department’s formation in 1964 and began providing ALS paramedic service in 1975.

The majority (85%) of the department’s emergency responses are for medical aid. Each engine company and the ladder truck are staffed and equipped to provide a complete array of advanced emergency medical care for any type of serious illness or injury.

Of the four firefighters assigned to each fire company, two are California licensed paramedics and two are certified emergency medical technicians.