Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Passes State EMS Inspection
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Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Passes State EMS Inspection

Chief Ralph Franklin
Public Safety Director

On March 22, 2016, The State of Florida Department of Health Emergency Medical Service performed a surprise inspection of Okeechobee County Fire Rescue. These inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with the various rules and regulation required of an EMS provider.

The inspection process covers many areas that include personnel certification and training records, Medical Director directives and over sight, handling of fluids and medications, mechanical operations of the ambulances, verification that required equipment is carried on the ambulance, proper storage and control of controlled medications, and inspections of the medical equipment to assure proper operations.

“I’m very pleased and happy to report to citizens that the department passed this surprise inspection without any discrepancies,” said Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Chief Ralph Franklin. “I would also like to credit our staff for their dedication in assuring we are in compliance with the regulations as well as their desire to provide excellent EMS service to the citizens of Okeechobee County.”

For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 763-5544 from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.