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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Medical Division

The Medical Division is responsible for all medically related training and operations.


Medical Division Responsibilities


  • Medical response fire department companies are usually the first on scene. They are charged with identification of life threatening illnesses or injuries by patient assessment and then to stabilize that patient while EMS units are en route.
  • Response to larger fires we provide rehabilitation to fire suppression personnel.
  • Tasked with the daily Operations of the NOFD First Responder and EMT programs, providing the citizens of New Orleans with immediate first on scene life-saving care or BLS (Basic Life Support).


Medical Division Priorities


​The priorities of Medical Division are patient care, medical training and certification, Infectious Disease Control if personnel are exposed and constant quality control for the best possible patient care service for the citizens of New Orleans.

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