Posted Date: 11/14/2009
Portage Fire Department has heightened itís level of training to the citizens by being one of the first departments in the State recognized with a certification through the American College of Surgeons. This certification known as Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) has been accomplished by dedication of several hours of intense training over a two week period. Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Certification is recognized worldwide and has been proven to reduce fatalities in locations of the world whose rescue providers have achieved this level of training. Of these organizations who have adopted this certification include both Level One Trauma Centers in Kalamazoo, Pride Care Ambulance and the United States Military. Portage Fire Department has raised the standard of care in the State by making the commitment to provide quality patient care to the people of Portage through a higher level of eduction and training.