Emergency Medical Services
Deputy Chief Cindy Grygo - Division Manager
911 Public Safety Blvd. Dover, DE 19901
(302) 735-2180 / Fax: (302) 735-2186
Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri.
The Special Operations Division is made up of a variety of Specialized Disciplines. Kent County Paramedics can apply for and train in SWAT medic, Hazmat/ Decon, Confined space rescue, All Terrain Medical Response/bike team, and many other specialties.
All Terrain Medical Response Team and Mass gathering Coverage
In Kent County we utilize Paramedics on Mountain Bikes as well as utility vehicles for many special events. We host two NASCAR races a year, as well as the Firefly music festival, Big Barrel music festival, and the Delaware Junction Festival. These events are perfect for this specialized unit to utilize non traditional transportation in order to best access patients.
The Paramedics on these teams attend specialized training in order to operate these unique response vehicles. All of our Bike medics attend the International Police Moutain Bicycilist Association (IPBMA) course for Bike Medics.
Hazardous Materials/Decontamination Team
Kent County Paramedics on this specialized team provide decontamination services at Hazmat incidents. We support the local fire departments and the Division of Natural Resources and Environmental Control as requested. All of these members receive Hazmat technician training.
Our SWAT or SORT paramedics currently work with a number of Police agencies. They attend a two week initial training course, and are part of the "Stack" operating in the Hot Zone with Law Enforcement on a variety of missions.
To be eligible, these Paramedics must pass a rigorous initial physical evaluation.
Complete 2-week initial training at the International School of Tactical Medicine®.
They participate in monthly drills, and train on and utilize specialized Personal Protective Equipment and medical equipment.