Division of Emergency Medical Services Awards $54,248 to Local Fire Departments

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For Immediate Release: November 8, 2021

Division of Emergency Medical Services Awards $54,248 to Local Fire Departments

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Medical Services (Ohio EMS) will hold two ‘Big Check’ presentations awarding $20,288 to the Harrison Township Fire Department, and $33,960 to Union Township Fire Department as part of the Ohio Division of EMS’ Supplemental Grant Program.

The Supplemental Grant Program supports the purchase of several different types of equipment and training, including 12-lead heart monitors, power stretchers, personnel training, and CPR-assisting devices. It was created to assist Ohio EMS agencies with the purchase of costly EMS equipment and training of EMS personnel. 

WHAT:

Ohio EMS ‘Big Check’ presentations

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m.

Harrison Township Fire Department

7489 Charleston Pike

Chillicothe, OH 45601

Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Union Twp. Fire

12034 Pleasant Valley Rd.

Chillicothe, Oh 45601

BACKGROUND: The Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Medical Services serves as the “administrative arm” of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services. The executive director for the Division of Emergency Medical Services serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Board.

The Division of EMS is responsible for the certification of all emergency medical service and fire service providers in the state of Ohio; certification of fire and EMS instructors; accreditation and chartering of fire and EMS training institutions; approval of EMS continuing education sites; collection and analysis of EMS incident data; coordination of the EMS for Children (EMSC) program; and regulation of medical transportation services (air medical, ambulance, MoICU, and ambulette). In addition, the Division serves as the “lead agency” for the state’s trauma system.

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Contact: China Dodley, (614) 466-2551

CLDodley@dps.ohio.gov