Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Response

In addition to fighting fires, the Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Many of our firefighters are also certified paramedics. The balance of our staff are Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

We also have an ambulance service. There are three first-line ambulances on-duty 24/7.  At least two out of three of our first-line engines are staffed with a paramedic 80% of the time. This allows us to bring sophisticated life-saving skills--as well as equipment--to our calls.

An additional ambulance is staffed part-time with EMTs and shared with Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District.

The Ambulance Service is funded by the fees charged for service.  These fees are included in the City of Petaluma's Master Fee Schedule.

Ambulance billing questions can be directed to our contracted billing company, Wittman Enterprises, at 800-906-6552.

photo of first responder in ambulance

The Fire Department is continuously searching for ways to expand and improve our Ambulance Enterprise. We are constantly training and learning to provide the most up to date and effective service possible.

by Jeff Schach, Interim Fire Chief

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