Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The EMS Division is responsible for planning, development, implementation and clinical oversight of all Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support medical care for Sugarcreek Township. The Division manages the Continuous Quality Assessment (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) section for the Department. The QA/QI team reviews and analyzes system performance with the goal of improving patient care and reducing clinical risk. This section researches and provides comprehensive data analysis, develops statistical reports, tracks and documents investigations of clinical concern, manages medical records, maintains biomedical equipment and actively coordinates with the local hospitals EMS coordinators.

The EMS Division staff includes the Assistant Fire Chief, the EMS Captain and one Medical Director. The Fire Department EMS operations currently utilize three paramedic ALS units. EMS incidents account for 80% of the total fire departments annual runs.