The Fire and EMS departments of Walworth, Darien and Sharon are proposing a Shared Staffing Program. This program plans for a two person fulltime paid Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic Duty Crew. This program augments our volunteers and will cover the Village and Townships of Walworth, Darien
This program will upgrade our service level from EMT-Basic Level to EMT Paramedic Level and provide personnel ready to respond within seconds. The six municipalities that currently fund all three departments will share the costs of this program.
What are the benefits of upgrading to Paramedic Level?
“Rural EMS systems often have longer transport times to the stroke, trauma, and chest pain centers. When a critical patient is encountered in the field, having Paramedic level care gives our patients additional life-saving treatments and medications during transport to the hospital.”
Dr. James J. MacNeal
Mercy Health, MD-1 Medical Director
Questions on how this program will operate? Please contact:
Questions on how this will impact your property taxes?
Please contact your Municipal Office: