Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
One of the goals of the City of Denton Fire Department is to provide an advanced level of emergency medical care to patients as soon as possible. This level of care begins with the first unit on scene. Department vehicles, including ambulances, fire engines, and ladder trucks have the capability to perform advanced-level medical care.
Capabilities of Department Units
- Advanced Airway Management (Intubation)
- Chest Decompression
- ECG/EKG Interpretation
- IO (Intraosseous) Access
- IV Therapy
- Medication Administration
- Other Advanced Skills
Denton Fire Department provides Medical Standby for events such as University and high school football games, athletic events, and other events. Fees may be required based on the event and profit status of the host. The rates for these events are set by the fee schedule adopted by the City Council.
To request a medical standby, please email Chief Lahart.
Denton Fire Department transports patients to a range of hospitals designed to provide rapid treatment. The decision of which hospital to transport a patient is based on patient preference, patient condition, and the distance to the facility.
CPR Classes & Training
Denton Fire Department offers Healthcare Provider CPR classes and training. The CPR certification/AHA healthcare provider curriculum includes:
- CPR certification on adult, child, and infant
- AED defibrillator training
- Bag valve mask (BMV) training
- Foreign body airway management
- One-person and two-person CPR techniques
All classes begin at 9 am and will last approximately four hours. The course cost $50, which includes an AHA text book and completion card. Advanced registration is required; on-site registration is not available. Please register online, in-person at the Civic Center or any rec center, or by calling 940-349-7275.
2021 Class Dates
All classes are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19.
The Denton Fire/Rescue Department is under contract with Change Healthcare to provide patient care reporting and ambulance billing. For information regarding a bill please contact Change Healthcare at 855-626-9660.
Patients receiving treatment from the Denton Fire/Rescue Department will receive a statement documenting the charges for services received, any claims filed towards insurance, payments received from insurance, and any remaining balance due.
For more information about ambulance billing, call 855-626-9660.
EMS Records Request
EMS reports and records that contain patient and medical information that is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). EMS reports can be released to the patient who received treatment, the legal guardian of a patient, or a party holding a consent to release form signed by the patient. All parties must provide valid government-issued identification as well as a completed records request form.
If records are being released with the consent of the patient, the patient's government-issued identification must also be presented along with the signed form. Other parties may request and receive reports through formal legal requests, subpoenas, proof of power of attorney, and proof of will executor.
Request a medical report. All requests need a completed EMS Consent to release form and valid photo ID.