Emergency Medical Services

The Annapolis Fire Department's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division exists to provide emergency and non-emergent health care, rescue and related services to the citizens and visitors of the City of Annapolis, and to provide medical transportation to the appropriate health care facility.

It is the Department's philosophy to maintain the highest level of service to the City of Annapolis and its citizens. The goal is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with medical emergencies and traumatic injuries through a comprehensive program of strategic planning, training, prevention, evaluation and support of the department's operational personnel. 

The Annapolis Fire Department  has a complement of career Basic Life Support (BLS) providers and Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers that are cross-trained as firefighters. All first-line fire and rescue apparatus are staffed at a minimum EMT/Basic level and provide first-response and support for EMS operations. The EMS Division has a total of forty-seven (47) ALS providers.  This includes four (4) EMS Lieutenants and four (4) ALS providers assigned to the day shift. 

July 1, 2004, Dr. Robert Heller joined our staff as the EMS Medical Director.  Dr. Heller is one of the Emergency Department Physicians at Anne Arundel Medical Center.  In addition, the Fire Department is fortunate enough to have Dr. Micheal Clemmens  Associate Medical Director for Pediatrics.   The Medical Directors assist in training and re-certification.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week Celebrated

Annapolis, MD. 5-24-11 – Saturday, May 21, 2011, the Annapolis Fire Department, along with their partners in the medical and healthcare community, celebrated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, located on Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, Maryland. EMS Week, an annual event, is designed to bring together local communities and healthcare personnel to emphasize life safety, nutrition and health, to honor the dedication of all emergency-care providers, and to serve as a reminder of the emergency and non-emergency services that are always available to the community.

There were seven other partners with the Annapolis Fire Department setup to demonstrate various services: Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Emergency Room, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Stroke Center personnel, Anne Arundel County Department of Health, personnel from the Annapolis Emergency Operating Center (EOC), Annapolis Recreation and Parks and Department, and safety seat information from the Fitzgerald Automall. The Annapolis Fire Department was also able to share the information with participants of the Anne Arundel County Public School’s Title I Program, who occupied the lower level of the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. It was a day of learning and fun for all who attended the two events.

For more information on other ways the Annapolis Fire Department will partner with you, please call 410-263-7975.

Photos: Courtesy of the Annapolis Fire Department