"Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one."
The DCVFD has over 80 active EMS providers that practice within Prince William County. The department holds an active ALS transport department license with the Virginia Office of EMS and each DCVFD transport unit (ambulance) is ALS-capable.
Approximately 80% of annual emergency services (fire/rescue) call volume is medical in nature.
ABOUT THE SERVICE
The department's primary EMS mission is to provide exceptional emergency medical services to the residents and visitors of Prince William County. Department providers dedicate over 6,000 hours a month staffing EMS transport and non-transport units.
TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT
EMS is a highly regulated industry that is constantly improving and adjusting to new legislative and operational landscapes. To help maintain the highest possible level of service DCVFD providers attend national EMS conferences annually to gain valuable insight and knowledge of industry trends and the newest technology in the field.
EMS providers in Virginia are required to complete 40 hours of continuing medical education "CME" hours to maintain an active license to practice within the Commonwealth.