The intention of the Cosumnes Fire Department is to provide exemplary Emergency Medical Services through a technologically robust fleet of fire suppression companies and fire ambulances that are strategically located throughout the District. Currently, we have 9 fire suppression companies and 7 fire ambulances 24 hours a day and 1 fire ambulance staffed 10 hours a day to handle peak volume periods. All of these units are staffed with a minimum of one California State Licensed Paramedic and carry all of the required Advanced Life Support equipment and medications to provide life saving care and transport.
The Cosumnes Fire Department provides ambulance transport services to nearly 311 square miles of southern Sacramento county. As we cannot guarantee that even with this robust fleet of equipment that we shall have enough emergency units to handle all types of incidents, the Cosumnes Fire Department is a part of the Sacramento Area Fire Services boundary drop system. This concept is based around sending the closest appropriate resource to the call for service. In simple terms, you may live in Elk Grove, but when you call 911 for help you may see Cosumnes Fire Department, Sacramento City Fire Department, Sacramento Metro Fire Department or Folsom Fire Department providing service to you. The Sacramento Area Fire Services respond to nearly 250,000 calls for service a year, and we are one of the most aggressive counties in the state to subscribe to this type of service provision. This system is made possible through our Joint Powers Agreement to provide the Sacramento Fire and Emergency Medical Services Communication Center (Dispatch) who as a part of their service provides Emergency Medical Services trained Dispatchers who can begin life saving measures during our response.