We respond to over 5,400 medical calls each year. Non-emergency ambulance calls are handled locally by other private ambulance companies, leaving our ambulances available for life-threatening emergencies. The average response time for an ambulance in the city is 4 to 5 minutes, compared to the national average of 9 to 12 minutes.
The Rogers Fire Department (RFD) operates four 24-hour and one peak volume Advance Life Support (ALS) Ambulances, six ALS Engines, two Basic Life Support (BLS) Ladders. The RFD also has three Basic Life Support (BLS) ATV's that are used for special events.
Medical care begins at our 911 center. There, all of our dispatchers are certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers. This training, along with sophisticated medical software, allows us to gather important information from callers and deliver dispatch life support until paramedics arrive. The City of Rogers has one dispatch center for all entities. This saves confusion and lost time that may occur when transferring from one dispatch center to another.
When appropriate for the patient's condition, The RFD utilizes medical helicopters to provide direct flights from the scene of an incident to the closest level 1 trauma center(s). At this time all local hospitals are level 3 and 4 trauma centers. Bypassing these types of hospitals and getting the patient directly to a level 1 trauma center has proven to decrease mortality rates by an average of 25%.
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Standard of Care
At the City of Rogers, we are committed to using top-of-the-line technology and equipment for advanced life support patient care. Our ambulance response, equipment, and protocols are among the most progressive in the country. Northwest Arkansas Regional Protocols are utilized in conjunction with the following procedures and equipment:
EMD Trained Priority Dispatchers
Pharmaceutical Assisted Intubation
Zoll Automatic Ventilator with CPAP/BiPap Capabilities