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The Oakland Fire Department, Medical Services Division is an integral component of critical pre-hospital care in the community. Almost 80% of the emergency calls that the Oakland Fire Department responds to are medical in nature. That is why all members of the Oakland Fire Department are certified Emergency Medical Technicians and there is a full complement of Paramedics at each station. Together with other emergency care providers, the Oakland Fire Department is committed to providing fast, reliable, and professional medical care to all who need in every situation presented. To learn more about the Oakland Fire Department EMS and how you can help yourself in a medical emergency, read "Helping You to Help Yourself".