The "Rescue" in Dallas Fire-Rescue stands for our fleet of 32
front line Rescues, 9 peak demand Rescues and 4 paramedic engines.
Rescues (EMS Units) are staffed with 2 firefighter /
paramedics 24 hours per day. These firefighter / paramedics respond
to medical emergencies, heart attacks, major accidents and all other
types of emergency medical calls. They also respond to structure
fires to assist with fire suppression, search and rescue, and
provide medical help for victims and/or firefighters.
Peak Demand Rescues are staffed with 2
firefighter / paramedics and operate between 12 noon and 10 p.m. on
weekdays and 12 noon and 3 a.m. on weekends. These units are
strategically placed in our busiest areas.
Paramedic Engines are Fire Engines staffed
with firefighter / paramedics. They are located in outlying areas
and carry the same advanced life support equipment as the rescues.
Dallas Firefighter / Paramedics in Action
Paramedic Training is provided by The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical
School. Click on their logo to visit their site.