EMS - Special Operations
Aside from daily EMS duties many of our personnel participate in our Special Operations Team providing paramedic care for unique situations. Special Ops personnel go above and beyond conventional training to learn skills which help them respond to fire scenes, search and rescue, hazardous materials, structural collapse, and tactical law enforcement support. They also cover large civic events when needed with extra ambulances and specialized equipment.
EMS - TRAINING
Buncombe County's emergency medical care providers continually train to ensure that our patients receive the most up to date and efficient care possible. All field personnel receive a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education in a variety of topics.
Much of our training is through the Emergency Services department of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College where personnel receive certifications such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Trauma Life Support, and many others. Personnel also receive in-house training using the internet, video tapes and portable training programs.