Emergency Medical Response
Did you know that when you call Triple Zero for an unconscious, non-breathing or pulseless patient MFB firefighters are co-responded with the nearest ambulance?
In a cardiac arrest, what you do before emergency services arrive can greatly improve the chance of someone’s survival.
Early CPR provides blood flow to a person’s brain and vital organs, and means they have a better chance of survival when medical help arrives.
Emergency Medical Response is a collaborative program between Ambulance Victoria and the MFB designed to improve survival from cardiac arrest.
MFB firefighters co-respond with the nearest ambulance and can manage unconscious, non-breathing and pulseless patients by providing access to life-saving emergency care.
If you call Triple Zero for assistance and a fire truck arrives first, don’t turn the firefighters away. They are there to save lives.
Download the new EMR brochure HERE: Working Together. Saving Lives Together