The Sarasota County Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the residents of the city of Sarasota, city of Venice, and all other unincorporated areas of Sarasota County, including Nokomis and Englewood.
The department currently operates 25 advanced life support transport ambulances and 6 advanced life support non-transport fire engines. The Sarasota County Fire Department employs approximately 500 firefighter/EMT firefighter/paramedics. Employees participate in ongoing continuous medical education programs to ensure the best possible quality pre-hospital emergency medical care for the residents and visitors of Sarasota County.
The Fire Department, utilizing standard medical protocols developed by Dr. Steven Newman, the medical director, and through on-line medical direction, is able to deliver Emergency Medical Services to patients whenever requested. EMS currently works with five in-county resource hospitals, six out-of-county resource hospitals, and Bayflite Aeromedical and Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The department responds to approximately 37,000 calls for medical assistance each year. It is done with specialized medical equipment using the most up-to-date technology available in pre-hospital medical care.
The Sarasota County Fire Department is dedicated to providing quality service to our residents and visitors through our highly trained Emergency Medical personnel and our associations with the area’s medical community.
Emergency Medical services provides the following: