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Paramedics are emergency staff for the prison that are used to heal prisoners and prison staff. You can summon them by selecting the Emergencies tab at the bottom of the screen. You can only have 2 units of paramedics on scene at a time, each unit consists of 4 medics. Paramedics also heal prisoners provided it is safe for them to do so (i.e. there are no ongoing riots or immediate threats). They will also treat infected prisoners should the related random event happen.


Paramedics are moved around the prison by selecting them and then right-clicking where you want them to go. You can select them by clicking on the medic Icon in a blue box on the right-hand side of the screen when they are present in your prison. You can also just click on each individual paramedic and divert them to a location.   

Air Paramedic[]

Air paramedics are part of the Island Bound DLC and can be called in from the Emergencies menu, the same way as other emergency units. They come in by a med helicopter and function the same way as normal paramedics, described above.

  • You can call a maximum 3 squads of air paramedics (if 3 free helipads are available).
  • One air paramedics' squad consists of 4 paramedics.
  • Calling in one squad of them costs  $1,000.