Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces Three New EMS Base Locations; Adds 47 Technician and Paramedic Cadets

Monday, September 18, 2017

CLEVELANDMayor Frank G. Jackson today announced the addition of three new Emergency Medical Service (EMS) bases to serve City of Cleveland neighborhoods. The new bases will be in addition to 47 emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic cadets who start training September 18. The EMS bases and increased staff are part of the mayor’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative, as series of programs and legislation to improve quality of life in Cleveland neighborhoods. View today’s press conference.

“I want to thank the people of Cleveland – This is a direct result of Issue 32 and we wouldn’t be able to make these additions without the enhanced budget,” said Mayor Jackson. “This gives us the ability to have additional ambulances on the street and be flexible enough to have ambulances in the neighborhoods where they are needed most.”

The new bases are located in the 1st District police station 3895 West 130th Street; the 2nd District police station 3418 Fulton Road and the 4th District police station at 9333 Kinsman Avenue. The 2nd district location will operate 24 hours per day, and the 1st and 4th district bases will operate during the day shift.

When the 47 cadets graduate in December 2017, they will work with Field Training Officers and become fully functional by February 2018. The EMTs and Paramedics will then provide staffing to cover vacancies as well as additional positions added as a result of the mayor’s enhanced budget. EMS will operate 25 ambulances on day shift and 21 ambulances on night shift.

The City also plans to introduce legislation for four new ambulances on September 18 at City Council. This is in addition to five new ambulances that have been previously approved and are in production. The City will begin to receive delivery of the first vehicles in November 2017.

The City’s partnerships with nationally recognized health systems have also impacted neighborhoods through the elimination of Emergency Department closures to pre-hospital care providers; established the only regional trauma collaborative in the State of Ohio that ensures the most critically injured patients are transported to the closest Level One Trauma Center; established a regional response and treatment protocol for patients with Emerging Contagious Diseases; integrated Mobile Stroke Treatment into EMS response configuration; and implemented state-of-the art cardiac transmission and treatment information to recognized cardiac care hospitals.

For more information about the Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service or Mayor Jackson’s enhanced budget, visit the City of Cleveland online:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/PublicSafety/EMS

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