Company History


Established in 1947, the Bristol Rescue Squad, later changing its name to the Division of Emergency Medical Services was formed under the Bristol Fire Department.  The Division of Emergency Medical Services was formed to provide comprehensive, state of the art pre-hospital care to the sick and injured citizens of Bristol RI. With time, and advances in pre-hospital care the Division of Emergency Medical Services grew to meet the task of serving Bristol’s diverse population of over 23,000 residents, with an increase of 2,000 – 3,000 when Roger Williams University is in session. Over 125 very dedicated men and women, consisting of First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians (Basic and Cardiac’s) and Paramedics effectively respond to over 3,000 911 EMS calls, per year.  Making the town of Bristol one of the busiest EMS services in the East Bay/Newport County.  Bristol also provides its surrounding municipalities with mutual aid in times of need.

 

      Past Captain        
Click for Detail 

      Past Apparatus    
Click for Detail