The Ross Township Fire Departments provides fire and emergency medical services (EMS) as well as fire prevention and safety education, and Fire Code enforcement.
Services are provided through a combination of full-time, part-time and volunteer fire fighters who operate out of two fire stations strategically located in the township. Station 101, is located in the southern end and Station 102 is located in the northern end of the township.
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for administering fire safety education, fire cause determination, inspection of business occupancies, and fire code enforcement. A great deal of the public contact achieved by the Department is a direct result of the Fire Prevention programs such as annual building inspections. These programs check code compliance and proper life safety standards.
The Department continues an aggressive posture towards fire and life safety inspections of all commercial occupancies on an annual basis. These inspections included day care facilities licensed by the State of Ohio, inspections of newly opened businesses, and occupancies requiring Ohio Fire Code permits. Our programs are here to serve you so please let us know if we have not met your needs by calling (513) 863-3410.
Emergency Medical Services
The EMS Division of the Fire Department provides 24-hour-a-day Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) care and transportation to area hospitals. We take pride in providing state-of-the-art medical care to our patients.
Service is provided utilizing three ALS-staffed ambulances strategically placed at each of our stations.
The Department answers more than 800 calls for service annually. A portion of the incidents are judged to be potentially life-threatening emergencies at the time of call to 911, and thus, a fire engine is dispatched from the closest fire station to provide assistance and Basic Life Support until the Advanced Life Support squad arrives.
The majority of the Ross Township firefighters are trained to at least the basic Emergency Medical Technician level of training. The department is adding more Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics to the department every year.
Every first out fire engine in the township carries an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest, in addition to their other basic medical equipment. Fire apparatus is also routinely dispatched to all motor vehicle accidents to assist in extricating victims from the vehicle.
Fees for Life Squad Services
When a patient is transported to a hospital/medical facility, a charge for services will be billed for one of the following:
Basic Life Support (BLS) – Basic Life Support is the transportation by ground ambulance vehicle and the provision of medical supplies and services without Advanced Life Support intervention.
Advanced Life Support, Level 1 – ALS-1 service is the transportation by ground ambulance vehicle and the provision of medically necessary supplies and services including the provision of an ALS assessment and at least one ALS intervention.
Advanced Life Support, Level 2 – ALS-2 service is the transportation by ground ambulance vehicle and the provision of medically necessary supplies and services including: (1) at least three separate administrations of one or more medications by intravenous push/bolus or by continuous infusion; or (2) ground ambulance transport and the provision of at least one very advanced life support procedure.
In addition, for all transports, there is a charge per mile is charged based on the number of miles a patient is transported to a medical facility.
If you have a questions about our EMS billing contact the fire department at 513-863-3410 or our billing company, Medicount Management at 513-772-4465.
The Ross Township Fire Department has developed and implemented a risk management plan. The goals and objectives of the plan are the following:
-To limit the exposure of the fire department to situations and occurrences that could have harmful or undesirable consequences on the department or its members.
-To provide the safest possible work environment for the members of the fire department, while recognizing the risks inherent to the fire department’s mission.
It is the policy of the Ross Township Fire Department to provide and to operate with the highest possible levels of safety and health for all its members. The prevention and reduction of accidents, injuries, and occupational illnesses are goals of the fire department and shall be primary considerations at all times. This concern for safety and health applies to all members of the fire department and to any other persons who might be involved in fire department activities.