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Emergency Medical Services
EMSpatch.jpgAll Wayland Fire Department emergency medical services should be accessed by using the statewide emergency number 911. In addition to more traditional services, the Wayland Fire Department provides first aid, rescue services, invalid assistance, and emergency ambulance transportation to area hospitals, twenty-four hours per day. "Emergency" as defined in state regulations means a condition or situation in which an individual has a need for immediate medical attention, or where the potential for such need is perceived by the individual, a bystander, or an emergency medical services provider.

The Wayland Fire Department ambulance service is licensed at the advanced life support (ALS) level by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and operates in full compliance with state regulations. All full-time fire department personnel are certified at the Emergency Medical Technician level or as Paramedics (ALS). Evaluation of the patient starts when the call for help is received.

If you have questions concerning any emergency medical services, please email Wayland Fire Chief David Houghton via email ( or phone 508-358-6910.

If Paramedic level service is needed to care for a patient, Wayland's Paramedics or Paramedic teams from outside agencies are requested to meet the ambulance and work in conjunction with the Wayland Fire Department ambulance crew. When the Paramedics arrive at the patient, a detailed evaluation is conducted and treatment previously available only in the hospital emergency room can be started in the field. Patients, family, and friends should realize that this evaluation and treatment make take several minutes and should not be viewed as a cause for extra concern and does not represent a delay in patient treatment.
In accordance with state regulations, patients are transported to the emergency room of an "appropriate health care facility". In most cases, this means one of the five local hospitals. Of the five area hospitals, patient preference is usually the determining factor, but in a life-threatening emergency, the nearest hospital is the best choice.

In unusual circumstances, transportation to hospitals outside the area may be appropriate. Hospital destination decisions will be made based on patient needs, determined on a case-by-case basis, by the Wayland Fire Department officer on duty.
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(Effective July 1, 2017)
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Town of Wayland    41 Cochituate Road, Wayland, MA 01778-2614    Tel: (508) 358-7701    FAX: (508) 358-3627
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