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No. Apollo is a separate party. They assist as necessary, as does LifeStar.
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Ambulance billing services for Borger Fire Department EMS are provided by Emergicon, a third-party billing agency contracted by the City of Borger. To contact Emergicon, please call 1-877-602-2060.
An EMT is considered the first line in EMS. They are trained to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) such as first aid, oxygen, newborn delivery, some medicines and are skilled in emergency transport. You can spot them by the blue patches they wear on their right shoulder or by their rank on their uniform shirt.
A Paramedic is the highest level certified by the state of Texas. Paramedics can perform Advanced Life Support (ALS) in the field. ALS skills include EKG interpretation, Defibrillation, Intravenous access, lifesaving drug administration, endotracheal intubation and some minor surgical techniques. You can spot them by the red patch on their right shoulder or by the rank on their uniform shirt.
There is actually a third classification, the EMT-Intermediate. The Intermediate is trained to do many of the same skills a Paramedic can do such as IV therapy, some medications, and breathing tube placement. The Intermediate can be identified by the blue patch with red writing on their right shoulder or again, by the rank on their uniform shirt.
There are many things we all can do to improve safety. A few examples are:
Yes!We have state of the art Ambulances that are staffed strategically for both medical and traumatic emergencies.
No. It does not cost to be evaluated unless you require medical attention and are transported via ambulance to a hospital.
Any and all. Here is a list of examples that our EMS typically responds to:
Yes, however, the EMS crew has the judgement to determine whether this is safe or violates state or local protocol.
Ambulance services through Borger Fire Department are funded through a multitude of ways.
Borger will staff two ambulances. For 12 hours a day, one will respond from Fritch, while the second responds from Borger. If one ambulance leaves to transport a patient out of the county, the other will relocate to Borger. A Third Ambulance will be housed as a maintenance spare and available for large incidents, community events, standbys, or other emergencies as needed.
Two ambulances will be housed at the current ambulance bay next to Golden Plains Community Hospital. The spare will be housed at the Borger Fire Station. Borger Firefighters are trained EMT Basics (at the minimum) and can operate the third ambulance in an emergency.