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Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department website
Chandler Fire, Health & Medical contact info  
chandlerfire@chandleraz.gov
Facebook.com/ChandlerFire
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  Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Dept. Chief Jeff Clark  
     
The mission is to prepare for and respond to incidents involving fire and other emergencies, including hazardous material and technical rescue. To fulfill this mission we staff, train and deploy personnel to mitigate a variety of emergency situations. The Department's Fire Prevention Division conducts inspections and supports programs designed to prevent fires from ever occurring.   
The mission is to prepare for and respond to widespread health emergencies; and to provide protection and public education activities related to community health issues. These programs are designed to prevent injuries, promote water safety, monitor wellbeing and teach neighborhood-based emergency response and basic first aid.
 
The mission is to provide on-scene medical assessment of citizens in various stages of distress, provide treatment and transport patients to care facilities, if necessary. Most of the Department’s 9-1-1 responses are for medical emergencies. Once on scene, a Paramedic-level assessment is completed and a decision is made to either transport the patient to the ER or treat and leave the patient at home. 
 
What the department does to prevent fires, fight fires and respond to emergencies in the community:
  
Emergency Response
  • Fire Response
  • Technical Rescue
  • Water Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Hazardous Material Incidents
  • Fire Alarm Activations
Prevention Activities
  • Fire Prevention Education
  • Fire Investigations
  • Fire Inspection
  • Plan Review
  • Smoke Alarm Program
  • Fire Safety Inspected and Educated Program
   Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department brochure
 
 
What the department does to support the 
overall health of the residents in the community:

Current Prevention Programs
  • Car Seat Installation and Inspection
  • Bicycle Safety Program
  • Drowning Prevention Program
  • Hands-Only CPR Instruction
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist Response Team
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Blood Glucose Check
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Program in City Facilities
  • Bioterrorism
  • Chemical emergencies
  • Natural disaster
  • Severe weather
  • Mass Casualty  Response
Emerging Prevention Programs
  • Community Clinics
  • Treat and Refer Program
  • Community Integrated Paramedic Response
  • Priority Dispatch Response
   
 
What the department does to provide optimal medical response, treatment and transportation:
 
Training
  • Every firefighter must be EMT certified
  • 70% of Firefighters are certified Paramedics
Public/Private Partnerships
  • PMT Ambulance – Each ambulance staffed 24/7 with a CFH&M Paramedic
  • Dignity Health – Chandler Regional Medical Center provides medical direction to CFH&M paramedics
  • Research for Life – Provides hands on training for critical Paramedic skills
Data Collection & Studies
  • CFH&M shares data with the State for analysis that drives training standards and treatment protocols
  • CFH&M participates in local and regional studies on traumatic brain injury, stroke, cardiac arrest and dysrhythmias to better patient outcomes
  • CFH&M is a Certified Premier EMS Agency through the Arizona Dept. of Health Services