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Orchard Park Fire District EMS, Inc

Not for Profit Paramedic service

opfdems.org Tax ID 27-0975133

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  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.