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The Lebanon Fire Department is dedicated to providing swift and efficient emergency medical response. Our team is trained and equipped to be on the frontline, often arriving on the scene before the ambulance. This rapid response is crucial in emergency situations, ensuring that medical aid reaches those in need as quickly as possible.
Our fire apparatus are not just equipped with firefighting gear but also staffed with certified Paramedics. These skilled professionals are capable of delivering advanced medical care, matching the level of treatment provided in an ambulance. This capability is especially vital in many medical emergencies where the need for additional hands and expertise is often critical.
In life-threatening situations, every second counts. Having more trained personnel on the scene means that we can administer complex treatments more rapidly. Tasks like setting up IVs, performing intubations, and administering medications can be carried out simultaneously, significantly improving the chances of a positive outcome. Moreover, in scenarios where patients need to be moved from challenging locations, such as upper floors or through narrow passages, the presence of additional responders can make a significant difference. It ensures not only the safety and comfort of the patient but also enhances the efficiency and safety of the emergency response.
At the Lebanon Fire Department, our commitment extends beyond fighting fires. We are here to provide comprehensive emergency care, bringing medical expertise right to the doorstep of those in need, and ensuring the wellbeing of our community is always our top priority.
Joining the City of Lebanon Fire Department means being part of an elite team of professionals, equipped with a comprehensive set of skills and certifications. Our firefighters are not only brave and committed, but they are also highly trained experts in both firefighting and medical emergency response.
To be eligible for this esteemed role, candidates must meet a series of rigorous qualifications. A foundational requirement is holding a Missouri Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license. However, we place a high value on advanced medical training, with a Paramedic license being the preferred qualification. This advanced level ensures our team is prepared for a wide range of medical emergencies, including those involving pediatric and cardiac care, as evidenced by mandatory certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
But the expertise of our firefighters doesn't stop there. They are also trained in specialized areas such as Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Awareness, Operations, and Technician training. This ensures our team can safely handle a variety of dangerous situations. Additionally, certifications in CPR and International Trauma Life Support are essential, equipping our team to provide life-saving care in critical situations.
Lastly, our firefighters are required to successfully complete and be certified in the Missouri Firefighter 1 and 2 courses. This comprehensive training ensures they are adept in the latest firefighting techniques and fully prepared to protect our community with skill and dedication.
At the City of Lebanon Fire Department, our team is our pride. Each member brings a unique set of skills and a commitment to excellence, ensuring the safety and well-being of the Lebanon community.
The Lebanon Fire Department is a dynamic and essential service, always on the move to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. Our dedicated personnel are behind the wheels of our apparatus at all times, ready to respond to a diverse array of emergencies. This constant state of readiness is crucial given the unpredictable and often urgent nature of our work.
Our team is trained and equipped to handle a wide spectrum of incidents – from motor vehicle accidents to medical emergencies, from vehicle fires to large-scale structure fires, and from complex extrications to technical rescues and hazardous material releases. Each of these scenarios demands a unique approach, specialized equipment, and swift action.
Emergencies don’t follow a schedule; they can arise at any moment, often with little to no warning. In many cases, our team finds themselves moving directly from one critical situation to another. This back-to-back, continuous operation is a testament to their commitment and resilience. In a single year, our department responds to hundreds of such simultaneous and consecutive calls, showcasing our unwavering dedication to the community.