Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Currently, the department operates three ALS ambulances, one ALS engine, and multiple BLS response vehicles. The department currently consists of 35 members. 24 full-time members and 11 part-time members. Each shift is staffed with a minimum of six personnel, of which at least two must be paramedics. Of the 35 members: 23 are paramedics, 4 are advanced EMTs, and 8 are basic EMTs. All the members are cross-trained in fire suppression, with 31 being trained to the level of Firefighter II and 4 being trained to the level of Firefighter I.
The 35 members include one full-time chief, one full-time deputy chief, one full-time fire inspector, three full-time captains, eighteen full-time line personnel, and eleven part-time line personnel. The members are broken up into three shifts (A, B, C). Seven full-time personnel are assigned to each shift and are supervised by a shift captain. Part-time personnel fill one additional spot on each shift and may fill vacancies as needed. The Chief, Deputy Chief, and Fire Inspector work a 40-hour work week, and the line personnel works a 48-hour work week with 24 hours on-duty and 48 hours off-duty.
The quality of EMS service in this region of the Country has increased greatly over the years and offers some of the highest quality EMS care possible. We care for all types of injuries and illnesses with some of the most progressive protocols around. All the EMTs, EMT-Is, and Paramedics are certified by the State of Ohio but operate under the license and medical direction of our Medical Director, Tom Boggs D.O. Our medical direction has always been provided by one of the ER doctors at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee as that is where most of our patients go.
We provide treatment from the most basic level to life-threatening emergencies. We have been provided with State-of-the-art equipment and our protocols allow us to do things like:
- Advanced airway management including intubation and medicated facilitate intubation with video
laryngoscopy (Glidescope Go)
- CPAP and vents
- CPR with the LUCAS 3
- Vascular access with IVs and IOs
- Cardiac monitoring with 12-Leads (with transmission to ER), 4-Leads, non-invasive blood pressures, pulse oximetry, waveform capnography, defibrillation, cardioversion, and pacing
- Aggressive pain management protocols
Protocols to bypass hospitals to get patients to definitive care for trauma, stroke, and heart attacks Perrysburg Township EMS has always been a leader in our region, but we could not have achieved this without the support of our residents, the Perrysburg Township Board of Trustees, and The Perrysburg Township Administrative personnel, our Medical Direction, the area hospitals, and the region’s numerous EMS champions that continue to push the edge on what can be done in the field.