The primary goal of the Harrison Fire Department EMS division is to reduce morbidity and mortality to the public by providing the most advanced medical treatment and transportation of patients to definitive care in a timely and responsible manner.
The Harrison Fire Department continues to strive on professional development and looks for ways to maintain its current paramedic staffing. There are currently thirty-eight paramedics in addition to EMT's, who are also cross-trained as firefighters.
The EMS division currently operates four Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances that are equipped with cardiac monitors and a multitude of life saving equipment. Assisting the ambulance crew during all emergency details is an ALS chase unit. They are available for extra support and man power if needed, but do not always transport with the patient to the hospital. A minimum of two (2) paramedics respond on each detail. The Harrison Fire Department's Paramedics and EMT's operate under the Southwest Ohio Pre-Hospital Paramedic Protocol, which gives the standard guidelines to follow while treating patients.