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Division of Emergency Medical Services

Tim Oliveira, Director

140 Commerce Drive, Fall River, MA 02720
T: (508) 324-2743 | F: (508) 672-5993


The Division of Emergency Medical Services responds to approximately 12,500 emergency calls annually. The service is highly rated as one of the best in the state by the Department of Public Health division of Emergency Medical Services.


The Division has 38 personnel: One Director, who work directly under the Fire Chief, one Deputy Director, one Principal Paramedic, and 32 paramedics. The ambulances are dispatched by trained Emergency Medical Dispatchers to ensure EMTs respond to calls with updated and accurate information.

The department currently operates four ALS Medical Rescue units at the following locations:

  • Medical Rescue 2 at the Flint Reney/Eastwood Fire Station, 400 Eastern Avenue

  • Medical Rescue 3 at the Kosior/Globe Fire Station, 659 Globe Street

  • Medical Rescue 4 at the Central Fire Station, 165 Bedford Street

  • Medical Rescue 5 at the Bernard Station, 120 Commerce Drive