James E. McDonald - Chief of Department  William Murray - Deputy Chief
Lynn Fire Department 
725 Western Avenue, Lynn, MA 01905
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(781) 593-7528

Captain Joseph J. Zukas, EMS Director    -    Lt./Paramedic Ronald Patterson

625 Lynnfield St  Lynn MA 01904   Office: 781-593-7528   Fax: 781-593-7556


Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is located at the Lynnfield Street Station. It is staffed by an EMT Captain and Paramedic Firefighter.

Their responsibilities include professional development and oversight for the Lynn Fire Department Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance unit as well as scheduling and conducting departmental medical training.

The Lynn Fire Department EMS Division is staffed by District Chief Joseph Zukas who is the EMS Director for the city of Lynn and FF/Paramedic Stacy Jordan who is the EMS Coordinator. The Lynn Fire Department operates one ALS ambulance (Medic 1) and  responds to approximately 2,800 EMS emergencies each year transporting approximately 1,240 patients. For the Fiscal year 2010 Medic 1 generated approximately $700,000.00 to the General Fund of the city of Lynn. Lynn Fire has 22 Paramedics and 110 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) out of 160 men and women. Emergency Medical calls account for  over 60% of all responses for the Lynn Fire Department.

The Lynn EMS Division also oversees the 911 ambulance contract currently held by Atlantic Ambulance (A Division of Cataldo Ambulance Service). The current contract calls for the equivalent of 3 dedicated Basic Life Support Ambulances (BLS) and 1 dedicated back up Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance. Atlantic ambulance provides rehab at fire scenes.

The Lynn EMS system is extremely busy. In 2009 there were 15,091 emergency 911 ambulance dispatches in the city of Lynn involving 8,433 emergency transports to local hospitals. These broke down to 10,722 BLS calls and 4,369 ALS calls resulting in 6,447 BLS transports and 1,986 ALS transports. On most EMS calls the closest Fire apparatus and the appropriate ambulance (ALS or BLS or both) is sent. The first arriving vehicles  cancel other responders or upgrade the level of care if need be.

Free CPR Courses

Please note that our CPR courses are offered free of charge  only to City of Lynn Residents.  If you are not a resident of the City of Lynn – please contact your local city or town Police, Fire or EMS service providers for availability of similar programs.

The EMS Division also offers free CPR course for city of Lynn residents. To schedule a class there must be at least 4 people signed up to take the class for a dedicated class to be held. If not we will try to put you in one of our classes which are held at various times throughout the year. If we run a dedicated class it will have to be held Monday through Friday sometime between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, classes are usually 2-3 hours long. If there are large groups who need a CPR course, arrangements can be made to have them at night or the weekends depending on availability of instructors.


EMS FORMS - PDF downloads

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EMS Attendance Roster

Sign in for EMT and Paramedics training classes


EMS ConEd Proposal

Request for credits of  a proposed ConEd Session
ALS Patient Form

On scene patient evaluation and maintenance form

Patient Demographic Form

Used to record patient information, Insurance and vehicle info (if automobile accident)


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2009 EMS Statistics
In 2009 there were 15,091 emergency 911 ambulance dispatches.    read more
Car Seat Program
Installed Monday through Friday  - 9 AM to 5 PM
Free CPR Courses
The EMS Division offers free CPR course for city of Lynn residents. read more