The Stamford Emergency Medical Services’ Paramedics are part of Darien’s Emergency Medical Triad.

When a patient requires paramedic interventions, a Stamford paramedic is immediately dispatched by Post 53 personnel. The following are the criteria mandated by the Southwest EMS Council, in which a Paramedic will be called to assist the Post 53 crew:

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Unconsciousness
  • Difficulty Breathing/Shortness of Breath
  • Trauma Patients involving extensive extrication
  • Chest Pain
  • Diabetic emergency
  • Patients with unstable or deteriorating vital signs
  • Seizure
  • Syncope (Fainting)
  • Trauma incidents with one or more critical patients
  • Any situation determined by Darien EMS

Stamford Emergency Paramedics provide the highest level of pre-hospital care available in the State of Connecticut. Paramedics are certified by the State to administer life saving medications, advanced airway techniques and cardiac life support. A Stamford Emergency Paramedic must complete 1200 hours of classroom training, usually over a two year period, in addition to hundreds of hours of hospital rotations.