One of the benefits of living in Alachua County is access to
great health care. With three major hospitals and several smaller stand-alone
Emergency Rooms, health care is one of the greatest attributes of the
community. One challenge to Alachua County Fire Rescue has been to meet the
needs of our community in meeting the need for specialized care during
transportation of patients from these health care facilities. To meet this
challenge Alachua County Fire Rescue has placed in service three additional
Critical Care Transports. Critical Care 1, 2 and 3 (CC1, CC2, and CC3) are in
service and meeting the need for highly advanced, critical care transport.
The need for Paramedics with specialized skill in providing
advanced care to critically ill and injured patients has led to the development
of the Critical Care Paramedic Certification program. (CCP) CCP Paramedics are
certified in procedures and equipment not traditionally seen in the
Pre-Hospital setting. The training for the program is difficult and the
selection process is highly competitive.
Alachua County Fire Rescue Critical Care
Division's schedule is designed to allow the units to be available when the need
is the greatest. This schedule allows for great flexibility. Additionally, On-call
positions are available for these units. If you have an interest in ether a full
time CCP driver, full time CCP Paramedic or an On call Driver
or On call CCP Paramedic, click on the links to review the requirements for the positions.