Colerain to provide EMS service to part of Springfield Township | Politics
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Colerain Township Fire & Emergency Medical Services has started providing Springfield Township with first responder service for medical emergencies in the Pleasant Run Farm area, which is at the northwest corner of the township, east of Hamilton Avenue and north of I-275.
The contract provides initial emergency medical care of any dispatched emergency. A Colerain paramedic engine company from Pippin and Kemper will be responding as the first responders. A Springfield Township life squad from the station in New Burlington will be respond for continued treatment and transportation of the patient.
The area is separate from the rest of Springfield Township, with the western part of Forest Park separating the two areas. It is surrounded by Colerain Township on the west, Fairfield to the north, and Forest Park to the southeast. The contract area represents 5,169 people in 1,833 households. Annually there is an average of 250 emergency medical runs in this area.
The Colerain Township Fire Department says the City of Forest Park has provided emergency medical services for this contract area for the past 30 plus years. Colerain is providing the services for an annual price of $65,000, which they say is a cost savings for Springfield Township when compared to past contracts. The contract includes factors such as personnel wages, maintenance cost, fuel cost, and insurance.
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