Five Fort Lauderdale paramedics and a trainee treat a man suffering fatigue-related symptoms. Fire-rescue agencies in Broward County aim to get paramedics, who are trained to treat major medical emergencies in the field, on scene to 911 medical calls, even when reported symptoms appear to be minor. Unlike Collier and King counties, Broward County fire-rescue agencies tend not to rely as heavily on cooperation between other agencies because a single department is responsible for all fire and emergency medical services in a given area.

Photo by AARON HALE

Five Fort Lauderdale paramedics and a trainee treat a man suffering fatigue-related symptoms. Fire-rescue agencies in Broward County aim to get paramedics, who are trained to treat major medical emergencies in the field, on scene to 911 medical calls, even when reported symptoms appear to be minor. Unlike Collier and King counties, Broward County fire-rescue agencies tend not to rely as heavily on cooperation between other agencies because a single department is responsible for all fire and emergency medical services in a given area.

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