What is a Paramedic?
A paramedic is a person that usually works outside the hospital to provide initial medical treatment in the event of illness or injury. Paramedics work with many other professionals, such as firefighters, rescue, police, nurses, doctors and others, in order to provide treatment and stabilization to those in crisis. The paramedic is usually an extension of the doctor’s knowledge and skill. This means that the paramedic carries out examinations and treatments when a doctor is not available. There must be a high level of trust between the paramedic and the doctor.

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1. How do I contact the Emergency Services Director?
2. How may I contact Emergency Services for non-emergency information?
3. How many calls does Emergency Services receive a year?
4. What are the capabilities of our ambulances and staff?
5. Why does Hampton County need so many ambulances?
6. Why do I see ambulances parked at local restaurants?
7. What is a Paramedic?