This is supervisory Emergency Medical Services (EMS) work commanding an operational EMS platoon or centralized administrative function. An employee in this class directs, through subordinate Fire Paramedic Services Chiefs, the coordination and deployment of equipment and personnel to emergency scenes, the training of EMT and fire paramedic personnel in accordance with state and departmental regulations, and compliance with EMS regulations governing the city/county of Philadelphia. Responding to emergency scenes, maintaining command of EMS operations and establishing new policy and procedural changes to paramedic personnel are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the general direction of an Assistant Fire Chief for the four operational positions allocated to the class. Work is performed under the direction of a Deputy Fire Commissioner for the one administrative position.