Roseville firefighters undergoing special paramedic training to help patients faster

Starting this fall, when citizens call 911 in Roseville, firefighters will offer more life-saving care.

It’s like having an emergency room nurse by your side from the moment help arrives.

Roseville will transition to the Advanced Life Support first response program.

It will immediately provide more life-saving care to patients who are waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

“We’re looking to add cardiac monitors, additional medications, cardiac drugs that we can help provide at a faster rate in the first two to five minutes after someone calls 911,” Roseville Fire Chief David Brosnahan said. “This is like having an ER nurse at your side in a firefighter uniform.”

Roseville will be the first department in the state to take part in the program.