The city council approved a pact between the Lubbock Fire Department and University Medical Center EMS today that means fire fighters will be able to save more lives if needed.
The agreement allows fire fighters with advanced paramedic training to use their skills if they get to a scene before EMS.
Before this agreement fire fighters were to wait for paramedics and only provide certain beginning stage treatment in an emergency, regardless of their training.
Mayor Glen Robertson said he's proud of both UMC and the Lubbock Fire Department for this agreement.
"The new agreement is going to allow them to provide advanced life services. Which means they can save a life while waiting on an ambulance. That's bottom line, that's what mattered and that's what these two men figured out," Mayor Robertson said.
UMC's Eric Finley said the changes start in August.