Oak Hill Fire & Rescue Protection Association, Inc. © 2016
Last Updated November 18th, 2016.
Medical 1 is our primary medical unit. It’s classified by NC OEMS as a Non-Transport Ambulance. This apparatus is fully equipped with all the Advanced Life Support tools and medications needed for our Paramedics to fully function and operate. It also contains a BLS compartment so that responders at any level may utilize it to respond to an emergency.
Medical 1 also responds to the Brown Mt. ORV and other places where the ATV’s and trailer may be needed. It’s frequently used to tow the trailer containing the ATV’s during searches, rescues, and other extended events.
The role of the first responder, regardless of their level, is to identify life threatening emergencies and to do everything within their scope of care to manage the emergency appropriately and attempt to stabilize the individual(s) until care can be turned over to caregivers of higher skill levels. All of our non-medical fire personnel are trained to a minimum of CPR and use of the Automatic Defibrillator.
Medical 1 is our newest apparatus. It seats about 5 personnel and provides part time Advanced Life Support to citizens in need.
Each first responder is certified to at least EMT-Basic. Many others have progressed to EMT-Paramedic and beyond.
NC recognizes several levels of prehospital emergency caregivers. These include Medical Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic.
Each EMS service is required to have a physician enlisted as their Medical Director. The Medical Director for Burke County EMS is Seth Hawkins, MD.
Captain: R. A. Davis, Jr., EMT-I, RN
Lieutenant: Chad Buchanan, EMT-P
Medical Tent at 2015 GNCC Race.