Wildland Fire Medical Support Team
LifeLine Ambulance, Inc. is the leader in providing wildland medical support to the brave men and women who have battled devastating wildfires across Washington and Oregon for over 20 years and in recent years as far as Colorado and California.
LifeLine Ambulance, Inc. is a verified vendor for the United States Forest Service, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs providing EMS services
When wildland firefighter lives are on the line, there is no substitute for real-world experience combined with training. Our Medical teams are professional full-time Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), who, in addition to their full-time jobs performing EMS, have committed to additional training and physical requirements to insure only the highest level of medical care is provided immediately.
Our team has the highest level of training, and is provided excellent medical equipment designed for providing care in extreme and remote environments. Our teams arrive at the incident, ready to work, with full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Here is a list of some of the equipment LifeLine Ambulance provides to our Wildland team:
- True North Medic Line packs
- Conterra ALS Extreme Pack
- Nonin Finger Pulse Oximeter
- Zoll AED & AED Pro
- Collapsible Stokes litter basket
- Compact 20-ounce traction splint, and SAM Splint
LifeLine Ambulance is unique because of our years of experience in providing wildland fire medical care. We understand what it takes to deliver care in an ever-changing situation. Our company has many different type of vehicles developed and equipped for wildland terrain. Here is an overview of some of the vehicles:
- ALS / BLS fully equipped Ambulances
- SUV 4-wheel drive with both ALS / BLS configurations with patient transport. Used to reach patients in remote areas.
UTV – 4 wheel drive – Polaris Ranger 900, specifically designed for patient transport, with a crew with both ALS / BLS training. These specialized units provide our team rapid access and extrication of patients from limited access areas.