Peters Township Fire Department Renews EMS Licensure
April 23, 2021
The Peters Township Fire Department is one of few fire departments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that is certified under the Department of Health as an Advanced Life Support Quick Response Service (QRS). Every three years, the department undergoes a rigorous recertification through the PA Department of Health to maintain its licensure. A QRS certification allows the department to respond to emergency medical calls when an ambulance has a delayed response or there is a high priority call such as an unconscious patient.
PTFD has three fire apparatus certified as Advanced Life Support QRS vehicles, meaning they carry almost all of the equipment that an ambulance has, with the exception of being able to transport a patient. This equipment allows our personnel who are cross trained in both fire and EMS as EMTs and Paramedics to administer life-saving medications and interventions prior to the arrival of an ambulance. These capabilities coupled with our strong relationship with Peters Township Police and EMS cultivates a team approach when caring for critically ill and injured patients and contributes to positive patient outcomes.
The Peters Township Fire Department is staffed 24/7/365 by career and volunteer firefighters operating out of two fire stations in Peters Township. For more information about PTFD, visit our ABOUT section.