The Clinton Township Division of Fire offers a state of the art EMS program led by Dr. Craig Key, MD, FACEP and Dr. Ashley Larrimore, MD, FACEP. Both Medical Directors are Assistant Professors of Emergency Medicine at OSU.
For over ten years, Dr. Key has kept Clinton Township at the forefront of EMS technology and patient care. As Medical Director, Dr. Key develops EMS protocols, performs quarterly run reviews and counsels the Fire Chief on current EMS issues. Dr. Larrimore recently started as an Assistant Medical Director and is reviewing protocols for updates and assisting in Quality Improvement programs.
The fire department operates two Advanced Life Support (ALS) medic units and one ALS engine company. Medic 62 is located at Station 62, 999 Chambers Road and Medic 61 is located at Station 61, 3820 Cleveland Avenue. Two certified State of Ohio Firefighters/Paramedics are assigned to these vehicles. Engine 61, which is an ALS engine company carrying all the necessary equipment to treat critically ill or injured patients operates out of Station 61. A minimum of three Firefighter/EMS personnel is assigned to this vehicle.
All full-time and part-time members are State of Ohio certified Paramedics or Basic EMTs. Additional certifications include CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Members are also certified through the State of Ohio as Paramedic Continuing Education Instructors allowing the Division to conduct training in house.
Due to the ever increasing costs associated with operating an emergency service and the ongoing challenge of securing adequate funding, the Clinton Township Board of Trustees passed a resolution to bill for EMS transports. To view EMS Billing Frequently Asked Questions, click here.