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