The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division is responsible for Emergency Management and provides 24-hour coverage of the Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance (BVA) service, utilizing a unique and effective blend of volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and contracted Paramedics. EMS provides both basic and advanced life support ambulance response. The BVA Coordinator is responsible for the division, assisted by volunteer EMTs who serve as Deputy Chiefs.
The EMS Division is responsible for policy development and management, volunteer recruitment and retention, training, and certification, reporting and compliance, and fiscal and contract management for the ambulance operation. The division also conducts education programs for Town personnel and community members, including the following programs: the Blood Borne Pathogen, CPR, EMT, and Police First Responder.
The EMS Division provides a liaison with the community nursing homes, to ensure safety compliance, with Coordinated Medical Emergency Directions (CMED) for medical dispatch, and with area hospitals and all related local, state, and federal agencies to ensure compliance and proper ambulance operation.
The BVA Coordinator also assists the Chief of Police with emergency operations and is responsible for maintenance of and training on all aspects of the Town's emergency operations plan, as well as maintaining the Emergency Operations Center. This is a Town-wide commitment and requires coordination with the local fire departments, health district, and other stakeholders impacted by the plan.