Your St. Charles Fire Department operates two 24 Life Saving Vehicles (LSV). These vehicle look like large ambulances. Much of the equipment they carry is similar. Fire department LSVs differ in that they also carry firefighting and heavy vehicle rescue equipment. The units are typically staffed by two firefighters cross-trained as paramedics. These units work with other fire department units and you’ll typically see them responding with a fire engine or ladder truck. Many of the emergency medical calls we respond to require several individuals who fulfill different tasks on a call.
We also work closely with our friends at St. Charles County Ambulance District (SCCAD), augmenting each other’s services without overlapping service delivery. With two ambulance stations in the City of St. Charles, the ambulance district plays an important role in our community.