Who are the firefighters, and who are the EMTs or Paramedics? Do they do the same job?


The Orange Park Fire Department is only staffed with firefighter EMTs or firefighter paramedics. The firefighter/EMTs are basic life support personnel, but provide an important to the EMS function of the department. The patch on their shoulder will identify them from the paramedics. Firefighter paramedics provide Advance Life Support to patients that have medical emergencies. These men and women can administer drugs, shock a heart back into a life sustainable rhythm and is in charge of a patients overall care. All Orange Park Fire Department personnel fight fires besides doing the medical functions.