Put-in-Bay Township Emergency Medical Services has been a leader in Advanced Life Support since 1977. Put-in-Bay Township has supported the service through tax levies and the Volunteers have supported the service through fund raisers.
Put-in-Bay EMS and Put-in-Bay Township has partnered with St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center of Toledo to provide a full time Paramedic on the island of South Bass year round and to provide support and training for the volunteer staff with Patrick Rogers, EMS Manager. Additionally, the hospital provides medical direction and continuing education. This will ensure personnel are current with procedures and trained to the highest level of care.
During the Summer months, there is a greater need for staff. Through the cooperation of Put-in-Bay Township and St. Vincent’s, during the busy summer months additional part-time staff are hired to cover the large increase in call volume. Put-in-Bay EMS staffs three advance life support ambulances, a paramedic response vehicle, and response boat for travel from island to island. Each of these units has the latest technologies. These include Advanced Life Support equipment and medications. So residents and guests can rest assured they are safe.
Put-in-Bay Township EMS covers approximately 169 sq/miles and 9 islands. Calls to other islands and water rescues are handled in conjunction with the Put-in-Bay Village Harbor Patrol and Put-in-Bay Township Volunteer Fire Department.
Put-in-Bay Township EMS averages 400 EMS calls per year.