What You Need to Know About EMS
If you face a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately; this brings the fastest, most effective life-saving care. Danbury Hospital works in partnership with Danbury Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) to provide emergency care and transportation to members of our community and surrounding areas. Our rapid response times are faster than the national average and, when necessary, life-saving care begins the moment we arrive.
EMS/Paramedic Services at Danbury
Our EMS/paramedic service provides advanced, pre-hospital care by state-licensed paramedics and certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Our EMS/paramedic services include:
- Immediate care. In constant contact with emergency physicians and nurses, our skilled paramedics and EMTs begin delivering care on the spot, saving valuable minutes by providing advanced monitoring, medications and interventions in transit.
- Ambulances equipped with advanced technology. Considered “mini intensive care units on wheels,” our ambulances feature sophisticated medical technologies and equipment, including remote telemedicine systems. This allows our paramedics and EMTs, under the direction of an emergency physician, to begin diagnosing and treating patients on the scene.
- Advance preparation for incoming emergencies. Valuable members of our team, EMTs provide ongoing updates on a patient’s condition to emergency physicians, ensuring that staff and resources are ready and waiting upon arrival.
- Collaborative care. Patients appreciate knowing that the emergency response team who cared for them on the way to the hospital continues their care inside, working collaboratively with our Emergency Department staff to make a smooth, comfortable transition.
- Community education. Our paramedics and EMTs provide exceptional public service and preventive education. Each year our team spends time at local schools, health fairs and other community events teaching children and adults about safety, injury prevention and when to call 9-1-1.
- Danbury Emergency Medical Services and the City of Danbury Fire Department have worked in partnership with Danbury Hospital since 1987.
- A Western Connecticut Health Network paramedic is stationed at the Bethel Police Department to provide dedicated, advanced life support services onsite, in conjunction with the Bethel and Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Departments.
- To assist with the growing emergency medical needs of Meadow Ridge, a senior adult services facility in Redding, Western Connecticut Health Network oversees pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation needs for facility residents.
- Through a partnership with the Town of New Fairfield and its volunteer fire department, Western Connecticut Health Network provides EMS personnel and paramedic support to enhance emergency medical care, treatment and transport services for New Fairfield residents and locations.