The Rescue Squad has become one of the most identifiable pieces of a fire department's equipment due to the high frequency demand. Approximately 75% of the emergencies Solon Fire Rescue responds to are EMS related. Solon has three rescue squads and one reserve unit.
While hospitals no longer provide ambulance services, they are still very much connected to the patient through the work of paramedics. Paramedics operate under the direction of a physician and serve as the eyes and ears of the emergency room doctor.
Paramedics undergo over 1,500 hours of training and possess special skills in administering medications, interpreting heart monitors, and trauma care just to name a few.
Our Rescue Squads carry a myriad of specialized medical equipment. From cardiac monitors to automated CPR machines, our paramedics have the most up to date equipment and training to provide you with the best service possible.