Wylie Fire Rescue E.M.S. partners with the Southeast Collin County E.M.S. Coalition. The SCCEC is made up of the cities of Lavon, Lucas, Parker, St. Paul and Wylie, as well as Collin County. As a Coalition, members contract with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) for ambulance service. ETMC provides one ambulance for the entire Coalition and staffs the ambulance with one Paramedic and one Emergency Medical Technican (EMT) per shift. The City of Wylie/Wylie Fire-Rescue provides two back-up ambulances. These two back-up ambulance provide service during high call loads and WFR staffs these ambulances with Paramedics and EMT's from WFR staff.
Alot of people want to know why a fire truck comes every time they call an ambulance. The reason is Wylie Fire Rescue operates as First Responders. In order to be sure every medical call receives the best and quickest response, fire trucks are dispatched with the ambulance. If the fire truck arrives before the ambulance, every firefighter on the fire truck is certified as a Paramedic allowing each of them to perform basic life support (BLS) or advanced life support (ALS) upon arrival. Initiating patient care, as quickly as possible, is critical in giving citizens and guests the immediate care they need when life threatening emergencies occur. So next time, when you see the ambulance and fire truck traveling together, you know why!
If you have questions about an ambulance bill, please call 1-800-213-8511.