The Emergency Medical Services, Safety Division

Managed by Battalion Chief James Rampton and is responsible for oversight of the pre-hospital service delivery to the ill and injured citizen and visitors to the Fire District. Emergency Medical Services are delivered through a public / private partnership which includes American Medical Response as the ambulance transport provider All Fire District apparatus are staffed with a minimum of one licensed paramedic who provides advanced life support services as the EMS first responder.

The Battalion Chief of EMS / Safety serves as the District Safety Officer and chairs the Fire District Safety Committee. The Division is responsible for continued development of the District Wellness and injury prevention program.

The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District has provided Paramedic Advanced Life Support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since 1998. CSFD Paramedic/Firefighters are currently assigned between the two stations to initiate patient care prior to the arrival of the local transporting ambulance company. 

EMS

The District recently purchased a new rescue vehicle that gives Paramedics the ability to respond to medical emergencies faster and carry more specialized equipment for better patient care. Our Paramedic program has proved to be extremely successful with many lives being saved.

The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District would like you to know that we participate in the Vial of L.I.F.E.program. The Vial of L.I.F.E is Lifesaving Information For Emergencies. The Vial of L.I.F.E. kit is a small plastic container that holds your vital medical information and is stored on your refrigerator. It is a program that is designed for people with special medical concerns such as, heart conditions, prior stroke, seizures, and respiratory conditions. This is also for people who may have a serious allergy to any medications or have any other life threatening allergies. In an emergency every minute counts. Allergies, medications and medical conditions can all have deadly consequences.

Jim Rampton

"Beginning my career in 1986 I have served with several fire departments and worked my way through the ranks including Firefighter/EMT, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief and retired in Utah as the Fire Chief of the South Davis Metro Fire Agency. I am very involved by working on committees within the fire service as well as fire service associations, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs (Western Division and EMS section), California Fire Chiefs, NFPA and most recently served as the President of the Utah State Fire Chiefs. I hold many certifications including Advanced EMT, Firefighter, Fire Officer, Inspector and Instructor.

I am a third generation Firefighter with a family history of over 90 years in the fire service. I have now found my dream job working as a Battalion Chief for the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District, overseeing the Emergency Medical Services and Health and Safety Divisions."

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"The extreme timeliness of the crew's response was actually a giant benefit and we will never need to know what great damage she would have experienced had the response not been so very rapid."
Leonard Cole
Captain, LAFD Ret.