The fire department is staffed 24-hours a day, 7-days per week by State of Ohio Licensed Professional Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians who are also trained in confined space entry, technical rescue (including water rescue) and many other specific emergency and non-emergency response disciplines. There are three levels of emergency medical technicians, EMT – Basic, EMT – Intermediate and EMT – Paramedic.
The Avon Lake EMS team has been awarded the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline® award. We attained 75% or higher achievement performance for over 12 consecutive months, improving the quality of care for STEMI patients (STEMI - ST-elevation myocardial infarction is caused by a sudden complete [100%] blockage of a heart artery - coronary artery). Learn more about the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline®.
On May 2016 Avon Lake Fire Department's new ambulance was delivered. This custom designed ambulance has many features to ensure the safety of the residents of Avon Lake and our EMS team. Enjoy this short video to see all the new features: