The City of Westfield, Indiana

Westfield is a thriving community with a rich heritage

EMS / Ambulance Service

Medical Response

The Westfield Fire Department has been responding to accidents and medical emergencies for decades; however many citizens are still puzzled about the critical role firefighters play in such situations.

A common perception is that a firefighter's primary tools are a fire hose and ax. The reality is that Westfield firefighters are equally familiar with administering an electric shock and drugs to restart a heart, inserting a breathing tube, or extricating an accident victim from a crushed vehicle while simultaneously treating their injuries. In fact, 70% of our calls are for medical emergencies.

 

The fire department also staffs two 24/7 ALS Ambulances and provides transport services to local area hospitals.

Timing
When a heart stops, or a serious injury occurs; seconds count. Fire Stations in Westfield are strategically located in order to respond quickly for fires and medical emergencies.

Additionally, more serious medical emergencies require a full team of responders. Consider cardiac arrest; while two people perform CPR, others establish IVs, set up a heart monitor, administer drugs, and bring a gurney to the patient's side for transport. This is why you may see more than one fire department apparatus on a medical incident.

Emergency Medical Services
The Westfield Fire Department has always taken its role in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as seriously as its commitment to firefighting. Every uniformed member of our department is a certified emergency medical technician (EMT) and nearly 20% are certified paramedics. All paramedics at Westfield Fire Department are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). EMS hospital affiliation is provided Indiana University Health, Ball Memorial Hospital with Medical Director Jan Kornilow, M.D. FACEP FAAEM overseeing the program.

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Be Aware
The next time you see a fire engine responding to an incident, look at the firefighters in the cab. If they're wearing their heavy fire gear, they're going to a fire. If they are in shirtsleeves, it's a safe bet they are headed for a medical emergency.

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7 hours ago

Westfield Fire Department

Please be advised live fire training will be conducted at the former Park St Pub location this weekend at 515 Park St. Starting at 7:30am through at least 2:30pm on both Saturday (6/23) and Sunday (6/24).

Crews today took advantage to use the building to train on Nozzle Forward techniques.
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Please be advised live fire training will be conducted at the former Park St Pub location this weekend at 515 Park St. Starting at 7:30am through at least 2:30pm on both Saturday (6/23) and Sunday (6/24). 

Crews today took advantage to use the building to train on Nozzle Forward techniques.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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With all do respect Why can't Westfield build a training center instead of burning down our beautiful old buildings and history? I get that WFD needs to have training but we could use IFD's or another nearby training center. 😥 A training center would actually benefit WFD for High Rise buildings since Riverview Hospital is now in Westfield.

Please don't burn the building down. It's just not right and it's disturbing enough when a "real" fire burns a building or a home. Please find a different way to train.

I understand that some may have emotional attachments to certain buildings, but if a building is getting demolished anyways, why not have them train in the building first? The more real the training, the better they will be when lives are at stake.

If y’all wanna snatch that beautiful sign off the front, I know a brewery that could put that to good use in town! Plus, I got my steam under control so I haven’t had to make you guys get up and come out for nothing! None the less, stay safe!

Car seat clinic happening now at the public safety building 17535 Dartown Rd. ... See moreSee less

Car seat clinic happening now at the public safety building 17535 Dartown Rd.

 

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Thank you for doing this today. I learned a lot from you guys.

How long does it go today?

2 days ago

Westfield Fire Department

Thanks Nicole Pence for bringing cookies to Station 82 today!

Nicole Pence
#TwinningOnATuesday "We got some cookies! 🍪🍪🍪
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We're VERY into supporting & learning about our "Community Helpers!" 🚓🚑🚒🚛🚜🚂
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We visited firefighter 👨‍🚒 Jeremy at Westfield Fire Department Station #82 recently and brought the team cookies 🍪 from our favorite spot, Chick-fil-A Westfield ! 🐮
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And, our favorite person at Chick-fil-A, Ms. Kim, is a retired police officer. She showed us her badge! 🚔🚨
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Thanks to ALL our Community Helpers. They are "very much cool!" ❤️💙💛
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Nicole Pence

 

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Jennievee Huseman 💙💙

So cute!!!

The twins had SO much fun! Thank you for all you do for our community! XOXO

3 days ago

Westfield Fire Department

Station 82 talked fire safety and let the kids tour the engine and ambulance at Little Lamb Christian Daycare today. ... See moreSee less

We hope all the dads out there have a great day! ... See moreSee less

We hope all the dads out there have a great day!

 

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Happy Father's Day to all you guys too.

Happy Father's Day and thank you for all you do for us..... including on Father's Day!

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