Orchard Park Fire District EMS was formed in 2009 as a result of increased call volume, training demands, and a decline of membership in the volunteer fire service; the same problems that affect many Fire and EMS agencies throughout the country.
At Orchard Park Fire District EMS, we employ both career and part-time staff alike. Our providers possess hundreds of combined years of prehospital care experience and have educated Fire District personnel and members of the community in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), and Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS).
Providing paramedic level ambulance transports 24 hours a day 7 days a week is very costly. Orchard Park Fire District EMS is not funded by the Fire District and does not operate using taxpayer dollars. We are solely funded by donations and insurance reimbursement. By providing a Paramedic level response to every call dispatched, all patients are evaluated by an Advanced Level Provider which ensures every patient is receiving the highest quality of care, no matter how minor or severe their complaint may be.
Although separate entities, Orchard Park Fire District EMS and the Orchard Park Fire District work hand in hand to produce the best possible patient care and training which has greatly improved the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Orchard Park. The contributions and impacts Orchard Park Fire District EMS has made in the community are great. Lives have been saved and life-threatening medical conditions have been controlled or reversed because of their efforts.