It has been a busy summer at Roseville Fire. Between our increased call volume, fire prevention and inspection schedule, and our community outreach programs, this has been our busiest summer for serving the community; and we are proud to do it. This summer we have seen a rebound in the number of community events and programs occurring, post-COVID19. It has been great to reconnect with our community, we really missed this piece of our service with the pandemic. Last week we hosted our second Friday’s with Firefighters event of the summer and had over 400 people join us at the fire station. We have one more “Friday’s” event scheduled for August 19th!
We are working hard to put the finishing touches on our Advanced Life Support (ALS) first response program. This is a program and service enhancement that allows our fire department’s paramedics to provide a higher level of emergency medical care pre-arrival of the ambulance. I believe this enhanced level of care will help save lives and improve hospital outcomes for the citizens and guests of Roseville. This will allow us to provide pain medication, critical cardiac and respiratory medications, as well as a plethora of additional medications and needed interventions for just about every emergency medical scenario.
We want to make sure we are meeting the needs of our community, while also expanding our capacity as an emergency services provider. I anticipate the start of our ALS First Response Program to take place Wednesday, August 24.