Medical & Elderly Assist

Officers working patrol are CPR and defibrillator certified and provides basic first aid to residents and/or motorists as needed. Officers are able to update responding rescue units with medical information and control the scene until qualified medical personnel arrive. Officers assist rescue crews with movement of patients and ensuring that all equipment is accounted for. When applicable officers provide landing zone security for the heliport located in the city or aid in the set up of a landing zone if ground transport to the heliport is not possible. Officers respond to calls for service where elderly residents need assistance getting up from unexpected falls or other situations.