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Emergency Medical Services

Big Sky Fire Department can field up to three advanced life support ambulances during peak periods to respond to medical emergencies.   BSFD Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) operate within the Gallatin County Prehospital Emergency Medical Services Protocols and work closely with the Emergency Room physicians at the Big Sky Medical Center.

Our Paramedics have gone through extensive training, which consists of approximately 2 years of classroom and practical experience. In order to maintain their National Registry certifications and Montana state licensures, Paramedics and EMTs must complete ongoing continuing education requirements and Paramedics also must hold current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

BSFD Paramedics maintain a proficiency in many life saving techniques including intravenous (IV) line insertion, intraosseous line insertion, drug administration, 12 Lead EKG monitoring and interpretation, cardiac defibrillation, patient immobilization and endotracheal intubation (mechanical breathing through a tube inserted into the trachea), among other skills.

Depending on the severity of the incident, BSFD also works with area air ambulance services, which can be summoned to the scene for rapid transport to the ER at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital or another appropriate facility.

In the event of treatment, the document below details how Big Sky Fire Department may use and disclose your PHI.