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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Responsibilities
The EMS Division is responsible for:
  • planning, development, implementation, and clinical oversight of all Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support medical care for the City of Shreveport
  • manages the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Performance Management (PM) section for the Department

The CQI / PM team reviews and analyzes system performance with the goal of improving patient care and reducing clinical risk. This section researches and provides comprehensive data analysis, develops statistical reports, tracks and documents investigations of clinical concern, manages medical records, maintains biomedical equipment, and actively coordinates with the EMS Billing and revenue program.

Staff
The EMS staff includes:
  • Chief of EMS
  • Assistant Chief of EMS
  • Three EMS Officers
  • Two Stock Clerks
  • Administrative Assistant

The Fire Department EMS operations currently utilize 10 paramedic ALS units. Two EMS supervisors provide continuous field oversight and respond to all cardiac arrests and major incidents. EMS incidents account for 72% of the total fire department 9-1-1 requests. The EMS operations for all city special events are planned and staffed through the EMS Division.

City of Shreveport, Louisiana