Northwest Ambulance District
Serving the city of Geneva, Austinburg, Geneva, Harpersfield and Trumbull Townships
From the desk of Vince Gildone...
Why EMS is Critical to Every Community
- All persons throughout the United States should have access to and receive high-quality prehospital emergency medical care as part of a coordinated emergency medical system. EMS is a critical component of our nation's emergency response and healthcare system.
- EMS is a critical element of our nation's disaster and mass casualty response infrastructure. EMS, Fire, and Law Enforcement work together to form a triad of critical services in responding to disasters and mass casualties, including bombings, mass shootings, biological and natural disasters, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. EMS must be fully integrated into our national emergency preparedness strategy and equipped to ensure that our nation can respond as the public expects and deserves;
- Numerous recommendations from several significant national reports and documents have demonstrated the need in multiple areas for substantial improvement of emergency medical services, including recommendations in the EMS Agenda for the Future, the Institute of Medicine report "The Future of Emergency Care in the United Health System" and "Emergency Medical Services At the Crossroads", and the National EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach and recommendations by the National EMS Workforce Injury and Illness Surveillance Program, the Department of Transportation's National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC), the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS), and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury.
- EMS is an integral component of our nation's ability to respond to public health crises, including outbreaks of infectious diseases. EMS must be fully integrated into our nation's medical preparedness and response strategy and have the training and equipment to achieve zero preventable deaths;
- In addition to emergency response, EMS serves as a healthcare safety net by providing emergent, urgent and preventive medical care as the first step of the healthcare continuum. Ensuring high quality and cost effective EMS requires readiness, preparedness, medical oversight, and innovation through federal, state, and local multijurisdictional collaboration and sufficient resources for ambulance providers or suppliers, and practitioners;
- EMS has evolved from a patient transport model to a healthcare service delivery model that provides a variety of targeted medical services to meet the specific needs of their communities. This includes community paramedicine provided by ambulance providers or suppliers and mobile integrated healthcare provided collaboratively by a group of healthcare providers in a community, including local ambulance providers or suppliers. These new delivery models are filling gaps in patient care including preventing recurrent medical episodes through reliable post discharge follow up and chronic disease management. EMS can fill healthcare gaps in communities with cost effective 24/7 medical care that assesses and navigates patients to the right care, in the right place, and at the right time.
Northwest Ambulance District is located in Geneva, Ohio. Our staff is made up of full time Paramedics and auxiliary EMT's & paramedics. Northwest Ambulance District provides advanced life support 911 services to Geneva City, Austinburg, Harpersfield, Trumbull & Geneva Townships. The station is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week