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 Township EMS and Put-in-Bay Township has partnered with St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center of Toledo to provide a fulltime Paramedic on the island of South Bass year round and to provide support and training for the volunteer staff with Patrick Rogers, EMS Manager. 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 Township and St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center provide four ambulances (3 on Put-in-Bay, South Bass Island and 1 on Middle Bass Island) all are fully equipped with the most modern Advanced Life Support equipment and medications.
Mercy Medical Health
Clinic is located at the Put-in-Bay EMS Station on South Bass Island for the treatment of patients.
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.
To contact Put-in-Bay Township EMS call 911 for all emergencies. The non-emergency business number is 419-285-2401.
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The Put-in-Bay Township Volunteer Fire Department is made up of 22 members that include Chief JR Domer (cell phone #419-357-2878) , Assistant Chief Mark Wilhelm (419-341-5703), Captain Chris Ladd, Captain Mark Keiser, Captain Mike McCann, and 18 Volunteers. There were over 35 calls for help from the fire department in 2014.
With the aid of the community, the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department is well equipped to handle a variety of situations that arise. The department purchased 2 new fire trucks in 2006, a pumper truck and a tanker truck. These trucks are equipped with new SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) packs and new hoses and nozzles.
In recent years, the department has acquired a 16 foot rescue boat, a thermal imaging camera (for finding heat signatures of fires or victims), a modern ice rescue sled, and replaced outdated turnout gear for it’s members. In 2014, the fire department acquired a 21' airboat named Freedom, after former member Ron Root, for winter rescue calls.
Each fall, the members of the fire department host a clam bake in September to raise funds for updating equipment. This year the clam bake is Saturday, September 21. The generous support of the community has made this event a success each year. Tickets are available the day of the clam bake at the fire station and sell-outs are not uncommon (so come early!).
To contact Put-in-Bay Fire Department call 911 for all emergencies. The non-emergency business number is 419-285-7805.
The Middle Bass Island Volunteer Fire Department was established in July of 2006. Formerly known as the Middle Bass Fire Brigade, the all volunteer department today has 20 members. The Middle Bass Island Volunteer Fire Department officers include: – Joint Chiefs, Bob Gainer & John Schneider - Fiscal Officer, James Kasser - Safety Officer, and Alan Huber -Training Officer. The Fire Station is located on the Middle Bass Island Airport and is shared by the Put-in-Bay Township EMS Services.
The Middle Bass Island Volunteer Fire Department supplies smoke alarms to all residences on the island free of charge. Also the fire department sells reflective house numbers for $ 15.00.
Two social fund raisers are held each summer, a pancake breakfast in June and a Pig Roast and Sunset Cruise in July. An Open House is held each August for the public to tour the Fire Station, see the equipment and meet the Firemen. The department holds one business meeting and one training meeting monthly. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Stan Gebhardt Fire Chief at 419-285-5314.
In 2009, the Middle Bass Island Volunteer Fire Department improved its Fire rating by ISO from a class 10 to a class 9 department.
Click here to view Middle Bass Volunteer Fire Department's Website.
The Put-in-Bay Village Police Department is located in the Basement Level of the Clock Tower Town Hall Building at 431 Catawba Avenue. The location is within the Village of Put-in-Bay, and in close proximity to the very busy historical downtown district. The police department includes a dispatch department, which dispatches for the various emergency services of Put-in-Bay, including the Put-in-Bay Police, the Township Volunteer Fire Department and Township EMS. For emergencies, you can contact dispatch at 419-285-4121 or dial 911.