Fire & EMS
EMS Week May 16 - 22, 2021
This National EMS Week, please join us in thanking and celebrating the members of the Worthington Division of Fire and EMS for their hard work and dedication to the Worthington community.
The third week of May each year is designated as National EMS week. Worthington currently has a team of 33 full-time and eight part-time firefighter/paramedics, as well as six emergency medical technicians who answer emergency calls for medical service. Last year our crews responded to just over 3,400 calls for emergency medical service.
Recently, to assist first responders, the Division implemented a new electronic patient care reporting software, which helps in the continuum of care from on-scene treatment, to transport, to the hospital. New software and training has also led to improvements in the treatment of heart attack patients. In addition to the required continuing education and training, many members complete additional training well in excess of the requirements. Please take a moment to thank these first responders for their expertise and professionalism.