TYPES OF UNITS
There are 55 ambulance stations in Tasmania, of which 41 use volunteers
21 stations are staffed solely by volunteers, with paramedic backup provided if required. In larger communities volunteers remain at the station when on duty; in smaller communities they often respond from home or work.
15 stations are staffed by a permanent officer and volunteers. These stations tend to be in regional towns; volunteers remain at the station when on duty.
5 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) units are staffed by volunteers who respond by car and provide immediate care including defibrillation in life-threatenting cases prior to the arrival of a crewed ambulance.
14 stations are staff by permanent officers only.
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)
Permanent Staff Only
1. King Island
8. Zeehan 9. Queenstown
15. Flinders Island
16. St Helens
17. St Marys
22. Coles Bay
29. New Norfolk
34. Bruny Island
36. Dodges Ferry
First Response Units
F1. Port Sorell
F4. South Arm
- North-West Region
- The regional headquarters for North-West Tasmania are in Burnie; there are stations staffed only by permanent officers in Burnie, Devonport, Latrobe and Ulverstone.
- Northern Region
- The regional headquarters for Northern Tasmania are in Launceston; there are stations staffed only by permanent officers in Launceston and Mowbray. There is also a permanent officer based in Scamander covering stations on the upper East Coast and Fingal Valley.
- Southern Region
- The regional headquarters for Southern Tasmania are in Hobart;
there are stations staffed only by permanent officers in Hobart, on the Eastern Shore and in Glenorchy.