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All Cape Coral firefighters must be an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic. All Cape Coral fire stations are capable of providing advanced life support.

  • Cardiac Arrest

  • Traumatic Injury

  • Vehicle Accidents

  • Drowning

  • Breathing Problems

  • Diabetic Emergencies

  • Stroke

  • Falls

  • Overdoses

  • Seizures

  • General Illness

Of the calls run annually by Cape Coral firefighters, 73% of them are medical in nature. These include: 

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

  • Includes administering IV medications, endotracheal intubation, 12 lead ECG interpretation

  • Provided by Paramedics​​​

Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Includes administering CPR, using an AED, wound bandaging

  • Provided by Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) - minimum standard for Cape Coral firefighters