Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Moscow Volunteer Fire Department has approximately 60 volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics who respond to an average of 2000 medical calls a year. 

Dedicated Volunteers

Our hardworking EMS volunteers provide a compassionate and professional service in our community. At least 500 hours are donated every month by the volunteers as they drop what they are doing at a moment’s notice, 24 hours a day in order to help a neighbor in need.

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In addition to responding to EMS calls the volunteer EMTs and Paramedics are required to maintain their skills through continuing education and extensive training. In order to become an EMT Basic a person must be in good physical condition, and pass both the written and practical portions of the National EMT-Basic Exam.

EMT Basics can continue to advance their skills by completing optional module coursework and testing in intravenous fluid administration and advanced airway techniques.  Paramedics receive over 1000 hours of training, clinical, and internship experience before being able to take the National EMT-Paramedic Exam. Paramedics provide a much higher level of care in airway management and medication administration.

Advanced Life Support & Paramedics

Moscow Volunteer Fire Department is licensed at the Advanced Life Support level which requires Paramedics. We are currently the only ALS licensed volunteer fire department in the state of Idaho.  In addition to caring for our Moscow community, our volunteer Paramedics also support our outlying volunteer EMS agencies in Latah County through mutual aid calls and training. 

paramedic standing in front of emergency vehicle smiling