Emergency Medical Services
About EMS Department
The goal of the NCFD EMS is to deliver to all who depend on our services a timely response with professional, highly skilled personnel to render effective Emergency Medical care. The department is staffed by eleven full-time Paramedics and twenty part-time Paramedics, who responds to emergencies out of Station 2. There are typically either 4 or 5 personnel on duty at any given time. Most staff are crossed trained as firefighters. Additionally, Station 1, on Main Street, assists EMS when a third or possibly even fourth call is received, by responding in one of the two ambulances which are housed there.
The Department also to provides medical support for the North Canton Police Department. NCFD EMS has 4 trained Emergency Response Team (ERT) Medics to assist in potentially hazardous situations.
Department Training Standards
As of 2015, in a continuing effort to maintain the highest standards of treatment and proficiency for our citizens, NCFD EMS partnered with Summa Center for EMS, of Akron. Monthly, our personnel participate in continuing education classes with Doctors and Instructors from Summa. Topics such as:
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Basic Trauma Life Support
- Disaster Preparedness
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Trauma Triage
- and many more topics of interest
Certified Education Center
NCFD EMS is a state certified educational center for continuing education for all levels of pre-hospital providers. NCFD EMS provides speakers to organizations to raise public awareness to the opportunities available locally to aid in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle and the services offered by the EMS.
STEMI Cup Award
The NCFD EMS is a three time recipient of the STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) Cup Award, an award presented by Mercy Emergency Chest Pain Center to the squad achieving the best "door to artery opening time," within a six month period. The NCFD EMS received this award three consecutive years in a row.
2018: 7 minutes & 58 seconds 2017: 16 minutes & 0 seconds 2016: 7 minutes & 0 seconds
When an artery in the heart becomes blocked, that area of the heart begins to die, so opening that artery ASAP is very crucial.