Pasadena Fire Department Emergency Reserve Answers the Call of Duty

  • Source: Pasadena Now
  • Published: 02/23/2021 05:54 PM

PHOTOS: From a Hollywood film director to a renowned spacecraft engineer to lawyers, executives and medical students, the three-dozen or so volunteers that make up the Pasadena Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services Reserve come from all walks of life but are united by a selfless dedication to public service. Members of the EMS Reserve have been responding to emergencies and treating patients since the organization was formed in 1981. While they are required to have emergency medical technician training, at a minimum, and are held to the same standards as their full-time Fire Department colleagues, the reserves man the backs of ambulances and provide medical aid at major events in the city for no compensation, explained Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve Senior Lead Coordinator Austin Smithard.


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