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Part-time EMTs and Paramedics

by acemswebsite | August 2, 2016 | Latest News
Athens County EMS is now taking applications for PART TIME EMTs and PARAMEDICS. You can print an application from our website.  Click on “Administration”, then click “Employment”.  Everything is...
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2 days ago

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EMT (Paramedic student) Katie Rea and Paramedic Bryce Kesterson, two of about 20 ACEMS employees providing special event coverage at Number Fest on April 21st.

Photo credit: Deputy Chief Tami Wires
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3 days ago

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Some photos from later in the evening. We’ve had a handful of basic first aid calls, a couple of medical issues, a possible dislocated knee, and several intoxicated patients. So far, we have transported seven to OhioHealth O’Bleness ER from the venue. The crowd has been very friendly and mellow. Nighttime is here and attendees are starting to thin out. We hope to put this event to bed within the next two hours. ...

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3 days ago

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EMS crews are on site now. We are getting all the equipment checked out and preparing for the 3 o’clock staff briefing. Our staffing goal for large events is to be totally self-sufficient. In other words, our special event medical teams are capable of evaluating, treating and transporting (if necessary) every patient at the event without utilizing any of the six ambulances on duty every day at our EMS stations. Our belief is that it’s wrong to “crash the 911 system” for a special event’s emergency medical needs, denying the closest ambulance to a county resident who needs us. As of 3 pm, attendance for Number Fest is picking up as predicted. We may have an eventful day. #ACEMSstrong #LockedAndLoaded ...

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3 days ago

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EMS operations underway for the 16th edition of Number Fest in Athens today. We are setting up our field hospital and triage station along with the EMS command post. We will have four dedicated paramedic-level ambulances at this event along with several quick response teams, a triage and treatment team, and our command staff. Sunny and nice today with a temperature of 65 degrees. The event organizers are expecting around 8,000 people but the nice weather may increase ticket sales at the gate. We shall see. More photos later as the event unfolds. #ACEMSstrong #ReadyForAnything ...

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4 days ago

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Athens County EMS is working in partnership with Ohio University’s SHAPe Clinic and Athletic Trainer students for some hands-on training in the Radio and Television (RTV) Building. Emergency scenarios included removing injured patients from congested backstage areas and from the overhead lighting grid above the stage and audience seating areas of the theater. The SHAPe Clinic provides a wide range of medical services to the performing arts, including dance, theater, and precision music groups like the Marching 110, Ohio University’s internationally-renowned marching band. Dr. Jeff Russell coordinates and manages the SHAPe Clinic program and Lowell Jacobs, Sound Design/Master Electrician with the College of Fine Arts Theater Division was on hand for last weekend’s training to lend his technical expertise with stage props, electrical concerns and potential emergency situations. Chief Rick Callebs represented ACEMS and assisted with patient care scenarios and helping the students understand the operational needs and limitations of EMS. Later this summer, Athens County EMS crews will tour and train in these campus facilities. We are proud to partner with Ohio University on this project and many others. This is valuable real-world education for the AT students and the practice scenarios will be mutually beneficial if an actual emergency would ever occur. ...

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