For faster advanced medical care. Most of Kalispell’s firefighters are cross-trained as paramedics and we carry much of the same medical equipment on our fire apparatus as the ambulances. For serious medical calls, the patient will benefit from having the closest available unit respond to initiate care and having the additional personnel to assist with care and preparation for transport saves even more time. In these cases, an engine company is sent with an ambulance so that advanced care (intravenous access, medication administration, cardiac electrical therapy, etc.) can be done promptly resulting in better patient outcomes. For more information, contact us at 406-758-7760.