Emergency services include…
- Structural firefighting
- Advanced Life Support (paramedic) emergency medical services and assistance
- Ice rescue
- High-angle and overland rope rescue
- Vehicle extrication
- Hazardous material operations-level response
- Search and rescue
- Wild land and urban interface fire suppression
- Mutual aid responses with other departments
- Scene stabilization and security
- Other emergency responses
Firefighters normally wear over 40 lbs. of protective clothing as they work to extinguish a fire. With this gear they must climb ladders, pull hoses, and be prepared to rescue persons from burning buildings. These tasks are physically exhausting. Professional firefighting requires high demands of physical and mental performance. Ongoing training is essential for effective recognition, tactics, and performance.
GLFD firefighters are cross-trained and licensed EMS providers. Each full-time firefighter is required to complete 240+ hours of annual training.
Licensed Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians respond to approximately 400 calls for aid each year. These professionals are committed to provide highest level of pre-hospital care available.
State approved continuing EMS education is mandated for all licensed medical personnel. All personnel must also meet the annual education and protocol requirements established by Northwest Regional Medical Control Authority.Community Education