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Emergency Medical Services Providers
FirefighterAll TVF&R's firefighters are licensed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Providers. At a minimum, firefighters are required to maintain an EMT license. These licenses are maintained through the Oregon Health Authority, EMS Section.

The three levels of licensing maintained by TVF&R firefighters are:
  • EMT - 38%
  • EMT - Intermediate or Advanced: 4%
  • Paramedic: 58%

Our EMS Providers provide patient care and treatment under the direct supervision of the district's Medical Director, Mohamud Daya, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Daya is the EMS Fellowship Director for the
Department of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University(OHSU).

The Oregon Medical Board (OMB) determines the scope of practice for Oregon's EMS Providers. The Scope of Practice lists the skills authorized for each licensed level.

Patient Treatment Protocols

To ensure the highest level of patient care, each response unit is staffed with at least one firefighter / EMT-paramedic according to the patient treatment protocols. This is a requirement for each unit, all stations, 24/7.