Firelands Ambulance Service Run Totals Down

By Lynne Phillips
News Editor

During a recently held board meeting of the Firelands Ambulance Service fiscal officer Jeff Vanderpool discussed the 2017 run totals.

He told board members the total runs for last year were 557. That total is 24 less than in 2016.

There were 310 in New London Village, 44 In New London Township, 39 in Ruggles Township, 76 in Troy Township, 84 in Fitchville Township and 24 mutual aid.

Motor vehicle crashes totaled 56 with 1 in the village, 11 in New London Township, 7 in Ruggles Township, 10 in Troy Township 25 in Fitchville Township, and 2 Mutual aid.

There were 5 fire department standbys, two in New London Township and 3 in Troy Township and 5 law enforcement standbys.

Vanderpool noted, so far in January 2018 FAS has had 44 runs.

In other business board members discussed the following agenda items:

-A contract for the state UAN program for accounting purposes.

The monthly fee for the service is $101 and is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring.

-FAS received $300 form the New London United Fund for the purchase of bleeding control equipment.

-A public relations program for use for the department, including tthe use of social media for announcements.

Vanderpool said FAS will have a Facebook page and will also use a National Volunteer Fire Council site for recruitment purposes.

-A new emergency medical tech who will soon complete paramedic training has been hired.

-FAS Coordinator Dan Bailey recently attended UH Samaritan training for OHTrac.

OHTrac, according to Vanderpool, is a mass casualty tracking system. He noted FAS has been signed up for it quite some time and was the first in Huron County to be on board.

The board of FAS meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at 25 James St. in New London.

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