FRFD EMS

FRFD EMS Fall River Fire Department EMS Division The following is a history of Emergency Medical Services and its inception into the Fall River Fire Department.

• 1966 A research paper titled “Accidental Death and Disability: The Neglected Disease of Modern Society”.

The paper was published by the National Academy of Sciences. It was discussed in the paper the state of emergency medical care in the United States. The authors cited the large number of preventable deaths and disabilities that were occurring in this country, and listed a number of reasons why the situation existed. The finger was pointed at the people providing emergency care. The paper recommend

The paper was published by the National Academy of Sciences. It was discussed in the paper the state of emergency medical care in the United States. The authors cited the large number of preventable deaths and disabilities that were occurring in this country, and listed a number of reasons why the situation existed. The finger was pointed at the people providing emergency care. The paper recommend

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09/18/2021

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09/11/2021
LIVE! Fundraiser tonight for Paramedic Pratt! Request to join the group and join us tonight!
08/19/2021

LIVE! Fundraiser tonight for Paramedic Pratt! Request to join the group and join us tonight!

LIVE! Fundraiser tonight for Paramedic Pratt! Request to join the group and join us tonight!

This week our Medics switched their On Duty uniform shirts to those seen here in support of MR5 Paramedic Pratt who is c...
08/11/2021

This week our Medics switched their On Duty uniform shirts to those seen here in support of MR5 Paramedic Pratt who is currently being treated for Stage 3 Colon Cancer.

Additionally each Medical Rescue was provided with a Pratt Strong decal affixed to the rear window of the apparatus.

An off duty t-shirt fundraiser is being held by the FRFD EMS Honor Guard. Information regarding how and where to purchase these shirts will be posted on the Units page.
Pratt Strong decals can be purchased through AFSCME L1202.

Today we pause to remember the untimely passing of Tiverton Firefighter, Lieutenant Gerry Leduc, father of FRFD EMS Para...
08/03/2021

Today we pause to remember the untimely passing of Tiverton Firefighter, Lieutenant Gerry Leduc, father of FRFD EMS Paramedic, Lieutenant Michael Leduc.

Today marks the 13th anniversary since Tiverton Lieutenant Gerry Leduc lost his life while conducting dive operations in Stafford Pond. On August 3rd, 2008, the Tiverton Fire Department received a 911 call for a person drowning in the pond. Firefighters responded to Stafford Pond where they had removed one party from the water and then began searching for another victim. Lt. Leduc, a certified diver, responded to the pond off duty to assist in the search and rescue operations. While conducting dive operations, Lt Leduc suffered a medical emergency and ultimately succumbed to his medical emergency. Lt. Leduc will always be remembered and greatly missed by the Tiverton Fire Dept. #14

Photos from AFSCME L-1202 Professional Paramedics of Fall River's post
07/30/2021

Photos from AFSCME L-1202 Professional Paramedics of Fall River's post

07/28/2021
Congratulations to Lt Silva and his wife Bianca on the birth of their daughter Isla Mae!
07/21/2021

Congratulations to Lt Silva and his wife Bianca on the birth of their daughter Isla Mae!

Congratulations to Lt Silva and his wife Bianca on the birth of their daughter Isla Mae!

Photos from Somerset Fire Dept's post
07/17/2021

Photos from Somerset Fire Dept's post

Honored to receive this recognition of service today by the First Congregational Church of Fall River
07/12/2021

Honored to receive this recognition of service today by the First Congregational Church of Fall River

Through an extensive collaboration with City and State groups, Director Oliveira, Chief Lynch, Lt Lonardo and our EMS pr...
06/15/2021
4.28.2021 - Fall River Safe Station Project

Through an extensive collaboration with City and State groups, Director Oliveira, Chief Lynch, Lt Lonardo and our EMS providers, FRFD EMS has recently implemented the Fall River Safe Station Program.
The following informative video gives a brief look into this beneficial program.

Photos from City of Fall River Police Department's post
06/11/2021

Photos from City of Fall River Police Department's post

Yesterday in a virtual ceremony the Paramedics and EMTs of the EMS Division were recognized as Bristol Community College...
05/23/2021

Yesterday in a virtual ceremony the Paramedics and EMTs of the EMS Division were recognized as Bristol Community College’s 2021 Distinguished Citizen.

The following is an article about the award from the College.

Bristol Community College
2021 Distinguished Citizen Award

When the coronavirus impacted the South Coast region, the Fall River Fire Department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (FRFD EMS Unit) was tasked with keeping our communities safe, with limited personal protective equipment (PPE). The unit rallied to collect and distribute the PPE and rapidly initiated a COVID-19 testing program to keep first responders as safe as possible. This combined effort has kept hundreds of first responders healthy and safe, enabling their dedicated service to our community without interruption.

In early August of 2020, the department’s EMS unit, under the direction of Fire Chief John D. Lynch and EMS Director Timothy Oliveira, quickly volunteered to assist Bristol Community College to develop an on-campus COVID-19 testing site and administered weekly COVID-19 testing for Bristol’s hybrid students, faculty and on-campus employees who remained learning and working on-campus or in face-to-face learning environments, such as classrooms, labs and clinical settings.

This critical effort enabled Bristol to continue its mission to keep its college community, learning and working on campus, safe and make a seamless transition to a specialized COVID-19 testing service. The initiative also ensured that the college’s students in degree programs requiring face-to-face components remained academically on track for success.

The collaboration between the college and the Fall River Fire Department has continued since Bristol’s Fall River Campus began serving as the host location for a regional COVID-19 vaccination site, provided by the Fall River Board of Health and Fall River Fire Department Emergency Medical Services. This coordinated effort has resulted in an ongoing, large-scale COVID-19 vaccination for our region’s qualifying general public and first responders.
Collaboration between Bristol Community College and the Fall River Fire Department is not new. The department has long supported the college’s Fire Science Technology program with equipment demonstrations and instruction. The first two directors of the college’s Fire Science Technology program were former Fall River Fire Chiefs Thomas Moore and Louis A. Shea and many of the program’s instructors have served as ranking members of the department.

The Fall River Fire Department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (FRFD EMS Unit) responds to approximately 12,500 emergency calls annually. The department is highly rated as one of the best in Massachusetts by the Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services.
The college extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Fall River Fire Department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (FRFD EMS Unit) including Fall River Fire Chief John D. Lynch, Director of Emergency Medical Services Timothy Oliveira, Deputy Director of Emergency Medical Services Beth Faunce, EMS Captain Robert Camara, EMS Captain Jennifer Farias, EMS Captain John Morin, EMS Captain Jennifer Rodriques, EMS Lieutenant William Lonardo, EMS Lieutenant Nicholas Silva and the department’s many dedicated paramedics.

Yesterday in a virtual ceremony the Paramedics and EMTs of the EMS Division were recognized as Bristol Community College’s 2021 Distinguished Citizen.

The following is an article about the award from the College.

Bristol Community College
2021 Distinguished Citizen Award

When the coronavirus impacted the South Coast region, the Fall River Fire Department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (FRFD EMS Unit) was tasked with keeping our communities safe, with limited personal protective equipment (PPE). The unit rallied to collect and distribute the PPE and rapidly initiated a COVID-19 testing program to keep first responders as safe as possible. This combined effort has kept hundreds of first responders healthy and safe, enabling their dedicated service to our community without interruption.

In early August of 2020, the department’s EMS unit, under the direction of Fire Chief John D. Lynch and EMS Director Timothy Oliveira, quickly volunteered to assist Bristol Community College to develop an on-campus COVID-19 testing site and administered weekly COVID-19 testing for Bristol’s hybrid students, faculty and on-campus employees who remained learning and working on-campus or in face-to-face learning environments, such as classrooms, labs and clinical settings.

This critical effort enabled Bristol to continue its mission to keep its college community, learning and working on campus, safe and make a seamless transition to a specialized COVID-19 testing service. The initiative also ensured that the college’s students in degree programs requiring face-to-face components remained academically on track for success.

The collaboration between the college and the Fall River Fire Department has continued since Bristol’s Fall River Campus began serving as the host location for a regional COVID-19 vaccination site, provided by the Fall River Board of Health and Fall River Fire Department Emergency Medical Services. This coordinated effort has resulted in an ongoing, large-scale COVID-19 vaccination for our region’s qualifying general public and first responders.
Collaboration between Bristol Community College and the Fall River Fire Department is not new. The department has long supported the college’s Fire Science Technology program with equipment demonstrations and instruction. The first two directors of the college’s Fire Science Technology program were former Fall River Fire Chiefs Thomas Moore and Louis A. Shea and many of the program’s instructors have served as ranking members of the department.

The Fall River Fire Department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (FRFD EMS Unit) responds to approximately 12,500 emergency calls annually. The department is highly rated as one of the best in Massachusetts by the Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services.
The college extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Fall River Fire Department’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (FRFD EMS Unit) including Fall River Fire Chief John D. Lynch, Director of Emergency Medical Services Timothy Oliveira, Deputy Director of Emergency Medical Services Beth Faunce, EMS Captain Robert Camara, EMS Captain Jennifer Farias, EMS Captain John Morin, EMS Captain Jennifer Rodriques, EMS Lieutenant William Lonardo, EMS Lieutenant Nicholas Silva and the department’s many dedicated paramedics.

Photos from Saint Anne's Hospital's post
05/22/2021

Photos from Saint Anne's Hospital's post

05/21/2021

Did you know that this week is #NationalEMSWeek? Today we issued a proclamation recognizing this week in Fall River. After the year we have had, I cannot thank our Fall River Emergency Medical Services Division enough. They’ve been flexible, dedicated and professional- meeting our City’s needs at every turn. They’ve been at the front lines all this time. THANK YOU to entire EMS crew! 🚑

🚑 happy EMS week 🚑 Part II Was unable to share all photos in the original post! Please keep the photos coming so we can ...
05/19/2021

🚑 happy EMS week 🚑
Part II
Was unable to share all photos in the original post!
Please keep the photos coming so we can share them! Please send them to our inbox.

🚑 h a p p y  E M S  w e e k 🚑To all of our EMS providers both past and present, thank you for your dedication, compassio...
05/19/2021

🚑 h a p p y E M S w e e k 🚑

To all of our EMS providers both past and present, thank you for your dedication, compassion and service to others.

The EMS family is vast and extends to many communities far and wide. Many EMS providers began their careers here at Fall River EMS. When providing mutual aid to surrounding towns or mutual aid is being provided to our City it is one of the greatest perks of having such an extended family to see a familiar face and know these combined responses are going to provide the quality care and teamwork from the best of the best.

Some of the best days are running into your old partner or co-worker at the ED and being able to catch up even if only for a few minutes. It’s one of the best qualities of the EMS family... no matter how far you’ve gone, no matter how long it’s been it seems just like yesterday.

Please share any of your EMS photos from the past or present to our inbox so we can share them!

Photos from The Somerset Sentinel's post
05/14/2021

Photos from The Somerset Sentinel's post

05/05/2021

Today my job was really cool! I mean, its really cool every day and I love making people's cake vision come to life, but today was really extra special! I had a very sweet woman come in a couple of weeks ago and order a cake for the Westport Fire Dept and EMS as a thank you. She ordered the cake to be delivered to them because her husband of 22 years had his life saved by our amazing fire and EMS professionals 30 years ago on River Road and had that not happened she would not have met and married her Love. So, today, I got to deliver this very special cake along with a thank you card and letter retelling the story to this very special group of people who serve our town every day and I was so happy to get to play a small part in this happy story! Thank you so much to all the men and women who protect this town every single day! 💗

Congratulations Capt! Enjoy your retirement!
05/03/2021

Congratulations Capt! Enjoy your retirement!

Please join us in congratulating Captain Rene Thibault on his retirement from the Somerset Fire Department after 32 years of dedicated service.

Last tour of duty May 3, 2021 - “A Crew”.

Last assignment; Shift Commander - Ladder 1

Seen here with Captain Thibault are members of his crew, “A crew”...along with other members of the department.

04/29/2021

It is with is with the heaviest of hearts and deepest of respect that Acting Chief Paul Oliveira mourns the passing of NBPD Sgt. Mike Cassidy after a valiant battle with COVID-19.

Sgt. Cassidy was a US Marine who served in Desert Storm before returning to New Bedford where he joined the NBPD in 1994. Throughout his career, he served in Uniform Patrol, Narcotics, Criminal Investigations and Fi****ms. Sgt. Cassidy received New Bedford Life Saving Awards in 2006 and 2018 along with numerous citations and commendations for his military and police service from the City, the Commonwealth of MA, and the US Senate and Congress/Recognition of American Red Cross Real Hero’s Award.

“This is a tremendous loss to our department and to the City of New Bedford as we all know Sgt. Cassidy was a proud Officer who served the people of this city with his whole heart,” said Oliveira. “Sgt. Cassidy loved being a Police Officer and went above and beyond to impact the lives of others in a positive way.”

Please take a moment to remember him and keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Photos from Lakeville, MA Fire Department's post
04/28/2021

Photos from Lakeville, MA Fire Department's post

Photos from Boston EMS Incidents's post
04/25/2021

Photos from Boston EMS Incidents's post

Photos from New Bedford EMS's post
04/17/2021

Photos from New Bedford EMS's post

FRFD EMS Medics caring for our community and beyond
04/16/2021

FRFD EMS Medics caring for our community and beyond

Our Safety Officer, Justin Teixeira (a Little Compton Firefighter/Medic and Tiverton resident), put his fiancee Kim (a Fall River Paramedic) to work this evening. Because our Minors, Majors, and Senior teams travel, we are now providing them with travel First Aid bags. Safety first!

Photos from City of Fall River Police Department's post
03/26/2021

Photos from City of Fall River Police Department's post

Medical Rescue 7
03/19/2021

Medical Rescue 7

Medical Rescue 7

Photos from New York City Fire Department (FDNY)'s post
03/18/2021

Photos from New York City Fire Department (FDNY)'s post

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LIVE! Fundraiser tonight for Paramedic Pratt! Request to join the group and join us tonight!
This week our Medics switched their On Duty uniform shirts to those seen here in support of MR5 Paramedic Pratt who is currently being treated for Stage 3 Colon Cancer. Additionally each Medical Rescue was provided with a Pratt Strong decal affixed to the rear window of the apparatus. An off duty t-shirt fundraiser is being held by the FRFD EMS Honor Guard. Information regarding how and where to purchase these shirts will be posted on the Units page. Pratt Strong decals can be purchased through AFSCME L1202.
Today we pause to remember the untimely passing of Tiverton Firefighter, Lieutenant Gerry Leduc, father of FRFD EMS Paramedic, Lieutenant Michael Leduc.
EMS WEEK May 2021 FRFD EMS Division Mayoral Proclamation
Congratulations to Lt Silva and his wife Bianca on the birth of their daughter Isla Mae!
Honored to receive this recognition of service today by the First Congregational Church of Fall River