1. Are your members paid?
No. All of our members including the Board of Directors are volunteers.
2. Why does Almarante Fire come to your house if you request an ambulance?
All active Almarante members are minimum Emergency Medical Responder certified. The fire department responds to assist Okaloosa EMS as well as providing a quick assessment as we are typically much closer than the ambulance. Also, all Almarante apparatus carry AED's and other medical equipment which can be lifesaving in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.