By Catherine Pappas
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Our ALS crews are teams of highly trained individuals that provide advanced medical care to the patients during transport when needed. Paramedics are licensed individuals who can perform tasks beyond that of an EMT. These tasks include: cardiac monitoring, intubation, and administering IV medications. Paramedics undergo 18-24 months of training and practice. After the formal training, they are also required to conduct continuing education and to undergo state and national certifications.