Paramedics are a emergency service that are available to Players in Prison Architect. Paramedics can be called within the Emergency menu. Unlike doctors, which typically stay in the infirmary, paramedics can heal injured prisoners and staff on-the-fly.
Paramedics can be used to heal riot police who are dealing with a riot and staff and prisoners who were injured in said event, as normal staff will not enter rioting zones or areas with fire, while paramedics will freely enter these places.
Paramedics are, like other emergency staff, controlled by the player. They will respond to nearby incidents, but otherwise have to be commanded to a location using the control panel next to their icon. The Player may select an individual paramedic or multiple using this interface.
A maximum of 2 teams of paramedics can be deployed at any given time, though this does not affect the number of teams of other emergency services that can be called.
Using paramedics is a good early-game alternative to doctors, as they are cheaper, and can preform various medical tasks.