As a community-based Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system that is fully integrated with the overall health care system, the mission of the Portsmouth Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services (PFRES) EMS Division is to:
Contribute to the overall improved health of the community
Identify/modify illness and injury risks
Provide care to the acutely ill and injured
PFRES will remain the public’s emergency medical safety net in the case of acute illness or injury, or in the case of a disaster and/or a mass casualty event.
The EMS Division manages core EMS programs that are critical to providing the highest quality out-of-hospital patient care available. These programs help tie the medical model components together by providing:
Financial and Administrative Leadership
Medical Direction/ Clinical Performance Management
Centralized Data Collection
Paramedic Service Planning and Analysis
Medical Logistical Support
Continuing Medical Education
Standardized EMT and Advanced EMT Training
Medical Prevention and Education
Medicine & Care
Medicine is the foundation of the PFRES EMS system. The services that our EMS personnel provide are derived from the highest standards of medical training, practices, and care, scientific evidence, and supervision by physicians experienced in EMS care.
Our delivery of emergency medical services directly impacts the quality of life for of all who reside, visit, and work in the City of Portsmouth. Therefore PFRES will provide efficient, compassionate, and high-quality medical care to the visitors and residents within the City of Portsmouth
Our delivery of emergency medical services will always: "Focus on the Community”.
American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Award