In 2015, Bath Township Fire Department responded to 1,062 EMS (Emergency Medical Services) calls. Common EMS calls include, chest pain, difficulty breathing, seizures, mental health issues, drug overdoses, strokes, and diabetic emergencies. Additionally, we respond to many trauma calls which include motor vehicle crashes, falls, industrial accidents, and burns. Residents may also see our EMS units on the scene of local sporting events, public gatherings, and other high profile events in Bath Township.
We staff our department with a minimum of three paramedics 24-hours a day. We operate two fully equipped ALS (Advanced Life Support) ambulances with the latest technology and equipment to provide the highest level of emergency care available. Recently we have obtained a Lucas II CPR device and a Stryker Power cot & load system.
Currently we employ, twelve paramedics, three advanced EMTs and ten basic EMTs. Our EMS personnel train regularly and are required to complete rigorous continuing education requirements.
Our paramedics are all Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified and also hold Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications. Many of our EMS personnel hold Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certificates. All EMS personnel are required to maintain a current HCP BLS CPR card. Many of our paramedics also hold PEARS & ASLS certification.
Bath Township EMS is a State of Ohio EMS Continuing Education site. (Approval #2142) We employ two Ohio EMS instructors and one Ohio EMS CE instructor. Several of our paramedics are also certified as preceptors for Rhodes State College paramedic students. Currently, paramedics Crystal Plumpe and Jeb Sheidler serve as our lead EMS instructors. Our EMS Coordinator is Ryan Smith.
The department’s protocol is issued by Lima Memorial Health System under the direction of Dr. Todd Brookens. In 2014 & 2015, Bath Township was named “EMS Agency of the Year” by Lima Memorial.
Bath Township Fire Department has partnered with Alpha Billing Associates to manage our EMS billing program. Township residents are only charged the amount their medical insurance policy covers, with no out of pocket costs. Non-residents are billed the full amount of the EMS transport. If you have questions about an EMS bill, you may call the fire department at 419-221-0550, or to speak directly to Alpha Billing, call (419) 229-2622.