EMS-related Fire Department Responses
By Category and Year


Incident responses are those categorized as listed upon dispatch and/or as found.

Incidents listed in other jurisdictions do not indicate the number of incidents those
jurisdictions had, rather, the number of times this agency responded to another jurisdiction.

Incident Type and Jurisdiction
20122013
2014
Medical Emergencies - Vernon               
100
97
83

Medical Emergencies - Orangeville

8
3
8
Medical Emergencies - Other
4
2
3
TOTAL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
112
102
94


Incident Type and Jurisdiction
20122013
2014
Motor Vehicle Crash - Vernon
2824
12

Motor Vehicle Crash - Orangeville

1
0
0
Motor Vehicle Crash - Other
3
0
1
TOTAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES
32
24
13


EMS PERSONNEL


George B. Snyder, Chief, NRP

Robert W. Shafer, Asst. Chief, EMT-B


James Parrish, NREMT-B

Jessica Waltemire, NREMT-B


Brandin Hill, EVO-EMS

Caitlin Gray, EVO-EMS



Many public safety agencies engage in providing emergency medical services to residents of their communities. Other agencies rely on private ambulance companies to offer this service. EMS in Vernon Township is publicly administered by the Burghill Vernon Fire Department. Just like with the Division of Fire, our EMS Division relies heavily on partnerships with other agencies in the area, particularly with the Johnston Fire Department.


The Burghill Vernon Fire Department is an advanced life support (ALS) agency. The department has one paramedic, and paramedic assists are provided to us by the Johnston Fire Department. Our agency became fully ALS in 2012, mostly because of a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters' Grant that allowed for purchase of high-dollar modern technology needed to provide advanced care. We are very proud of this accomplishment.


EMS calls vary by the day, but can range from chest pain and shortness of breath calls, to complaints of abdominal pain, headaches, back pain, or just not feeling well. We also provide definitive prehospital trauma care for all ages. We transport to all local hospitals in Trumbull, Mahoning, and Mercer Counties.


The statistics included below also demonstrate our response to the Village of Orangeville. For several years, we have been in an agreement with Orangeville Fire Department and the Village to provide EMS services to those residents.

Division of EMS