Purpose: Provide a guide for anyone who is interested in understanding what qualifications, competencies and tasks are expected of the CFR.
Responds to calls when dispatched. Reads maps, may drive emergency response vehicle to emergency site using most expeditious route permitted by weather and road conditions. Observes all traffic ordinances and regulations.
Uses appropriate body substance isolation procedures. Assesses the safety of the scene, gains access to the patient, assesses extent of injury or illness. Communicates with dispatcher requesting additional assistance or services as necessary. Determines nature of illness or injury. Visually inspects for medical identification emblems to aid in care (medical bracelet, charm, etc.) Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient care. Provides additional emergency care following established protocols. Assess and monitor vital signs and general appearance of patient for change. Makes determination regarding patient status and priority for emergency care using established criteria. Reassures patient, family members and bystanders. Avoids mishandling patient and undue haste. Reports verbally and in writing, information gathered about patient's emergency and care rendered to EMT or AEMT in charge of ambulance crew on scene. Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading patient into the ambulance.
Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at scene.
Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste. Properly cleans contaminated equipment according to established guidelines. Checks all equipment for future readiness. Maintains emergency vehicle in operable condition. Ensures cleanliness and organization of emergency response vehicle, its equipment and supplies. Determines vehicle readiness by checking operator maintainable fluids, fuel and air pressure levels. Maintains familiarity with all specialized equipment.
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
875 Central Avenue
Albany, New York 12206-1388
Phone: (518) 402-0996
Fax: (518) 402-0985
29-2041 - Emergency Medical Technicians
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This page was last updated on 1/11/19.
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