In addition to our day to day operations, we also maintain specialty teams for various events and incidents.
Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS)
Mobile Life Support Services has a twelve (12) member Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) unit. Staffed by vetted and specially trained Mobile Life Paramedics. The unit trains and deploys with several law enforcement agencies throughout our operations area. The Team provides primary EMS support for police Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Teams, Special Entry/Felony Warrant Teams, Dignitary Protection, Civil Disturbances, and Hostage Situations. The TEMS is equipped with specialized advanced life support (ALS) equipment and personal ballistic protective gear to carry out their mission safely. Throughout the community and as part of Mobile Life’s robust education department, the TEMS Medics also provide instruction for a variety of courses including Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, Fire, and EMS Rescue Task Force, and Bleeding Control (B-Con).
Special Operations Response Team (SORT)
The Mobile Life Support Special Operations Response Team (SORT) operates vehicles outfitted with specialized supplies and equipment. Over seventy (70) staff members are qualified for SORT and are available for emergency activation 24/7. SORT unit activations normally occur for Multiple Casualty Incidents (MCI), large scale community events, HAZMAT incidents, as well as evacuation of medical facilities. SORT frequently responds to provide Firefighter Rehabilitation Services at the scene of large or prolonged fire ground operations.
Remote Operations Center (ROC)
Mobile Life Support relies heavily on our Communications Center to aid and coordinate resources in a comprehensive deployment strategy designed to ensure a well-orchestrated response to emergency incidents throughout various communities while simultaneously providing medical transportation services for client facilities.
The purpose of our Remote Operations Center is to provide a smaller scale duplication in both functionality and services of the Communications & Operations Center.
The necessity and benefit of this is three-fold:
- During large scale incidents, whether scheduled or emergent, it is essential to avoid hindering routine operations. In specific defined instances the ROC will be used as the primary Communications Center.
- As the ROC shall have mirrored copy of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System, it can serve as a secondary back up to CAD-services and data.
- As a part of the overall Continuity of Operations Plan, the ROC shall serve as a temporary Operations Center in the event of environmental or man-made incidents.
The ROC ‘s capabilities include
- Self-sustaining climate-controlled environment
- 3 separate work stations (VHF, VHF, & Cellular)
- 1 command station
- Trunked Radio System
- Mirrored Computer Aided Dispatch System