Advanced Airway & Breathing

Advanced Airway

We are trained to provide the following advanced airway services:
  • Oral tracheal intubation
  • Retrograde intubation
  • PerTrach cricothyrotomy
  • Other surgical cricothyrotomies
These of course follow the standard bag valve mask. However, we also have the King Airway as a backup.


We are trained to provide the following breathing services:
  • Rapid Sequence induction / intubation using the most current and potent sedatives and paralytics
  • Chest decompression performed in the field for tension pneumothorax
  • End tidal CO2 monitoring (digital and capnograph) both in the spontaneous breathing and intubated patient
  • Carbon monoxide detection / monitoring

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Aberdeen Fire and Rescue at 605-626-7048. If this is an emergency, please dial 911.