Saint Francis Healthcare EMS
Wilmington Emergency Medical Services
No one expects a medical emergency to occur, which is why so many are unprepared
when an event finally does happen. At Saint Francis Healthcare, we have
developed a fast responding, highly efficient emergency medical service
(EMS) ready to help New Castle County when an emergency occurs. We operate
the only hospital ambulance service in the state of Delaware and have
created a Special Operations Unit in order to organize quick medical care
in the event of a mass epidemic. Our team is also the City of Wilmington’s
official 911 Basic Life Support (BLS) provider.
Our Special Operations Unit is a decommissioned ambulance with an enclosed
trailer and radio that responds to second-alarm assignments in New Castle
County. Our call sign is PA200. Our staff is always prepped and ready
to move in the event of an emergency. We have taken precautions to provide
quick responses even in inclement weather situations.
Services provided by our Special Operations Unit include:
Fire Ground Rehab – In the event of a second-alarm fire, the Fire Ground Rehab arrives on the
scene to provide victims with immediate care. Our trailer is outfitted
with fans and blankets to help victims regulate their temperature.
Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) – An MCI is an event where numerous people are hurt and emergency responders
do not have the resources to treat every victim one at a time. In these
instances, we provide mass treatments to people with basic medical care
until they can receive personalized treatment. All of our EMS personnel
are trained in MCI care and our unit is designed to serve up to 250 people
at a time.
Infectious Disease Treatment – As the only BLS unit in the state of Delaware, it is our duty to handle
and transport patients who have been infected with a potentially infectious
disease. Our team is trained in emergency protocols and how to quickly
set up protective equipment to prevent the disease from spreading.
We do not charge for Fire Ground Rehab Services. Call 302.421.4100 if you
would like to learn more about our BLS and Special Operations Unit.