The City of Danbury in partnership with Nuvance Health and a not for profit affiliate of Western Connecticut Health Network operates advanced life support paramedic ambulances that are staffed to meet the ever rising emergency medical call volume demand in Danbury. The Danbury EMS paramedics are highly trained professionals that offer the highest level of care before arriving at the hospital. The ambulances are deployed in carefully plotted areas of the city to ensure both a safe and timely response, specifically a new ambulance facility called the Joan & Anthony M. Rizzo Sr. Emergency Medical Services Building. The new facility is at west side station and has been constructed and donated by Rizzo Corporation.
In addition to the ambulance service, all Danbury career firefighters are cross-trained to be EMS First-Responders and are equipped with Automatic External Defibrillators. The strategically located fire stations provide a rapid emergency medical response until the paramedic ambulances arrive.
The mission of Danbury Emergency Medical Services is to provide prompt, courteous and professional pre-hospital care service excellence while supporting the collaborative objectives of public safety and health in the community.