Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS Red Ambulance
The Big Spring Fire Department is a dedicated team of professionals who provide a response to any situation that involves life safety and preservation of property, in a safe and timely manner, until the conclusion of the situation. The department also provides effective educational programs and inspection services.

The EMS Division is responsible for the coordination and operational readiness of the department’s EMS system. The EMS system is designed to meet the out-of-hospital emergency medical care needs of the citizens and visitors of the city of Big Spring and Howard County, in a timely and efficient manner, so as to most appropriately safeguard against the loss of life, disability, and undue pain and suffering. Our system operates by sending Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances to all incidents that require patient treatment. This encompasses all medical calls (sick calls, heart attacks, strokes, stabbings, gunshot wounds), motor vehicular collisions (MVC); and one ambulance responds to all structure fires for manpower and/or any medical needs that may arise.

Activities performed by this division include implementing and monitoring prehospital care, continuous quality improvement programs, maintaining emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic state licensing records, as well as updating and clarifying EMS policies and procedures. 

All fire suppression personnel are Certified Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics.

All Big Spring Fire Department ambulances are ALS equipped and all Engine Companies have Automatic External Defibrillators (AED).