What can I do to help the paramedics who come to my home?

You can assist the paramedics that respond to your emergency by having a complete list of your medical problems, medications, and allergies to medications readily available. Keep this information in your automobile as well; you never know where you will be when an emergency happens! If you have pets, it is a good idea to place them in a secure area or room so that they are not startled by the arrival of our paramedics.

In addition, if you or a loved one has a Florida Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNRO), please ensure that it is available upon the paramedics’ arrival. You can present a copy of the DNRO, but a copy must be printed on yellow paper in order for it to be considered valid.

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1. What are Monroe County Fire Rescue's EMS transport rates?
2. What if I don't have enough insurance or am unisured?
3. Why do I have to sign the Responsibility Signature Form?
4. Why is the ambulance bill in my child's name?
5. A family member recently passed away but is still receiving ambulance bills. What should I do?
6. What can I do to help the paramedics who come to my home?
7. What will happen when I arrive at the hospital in the rescue unit?
8. What do I do if I have lost some of my belongings when I am transported to the hospital?