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July 10, 2018

Fisher-Titus Foundation Provides North Central EMS Funds for Handheld Radios

North Central EMS Foundation Grant

Jill Slater, Director, Fisher-Titus Foundation, Lisa Moore, Paramedic, North Central EMS and Tim Tigges, EMT-B, North Central EMS


When North Central EMS ambulance crews are away from their vehicles, handheld radios represent the main channel of communication between the crews and the dispatch center. The radios provide a continuous connection between the dispatcher, crew and other safety forces.

“Communication is key,” said Rick Shields, Director of Operations, North Central EMS.  “This link provides an element of safety to both patient and crew, while offering assistance at the click of a button.”

Thanks to a $3,800 grant from the Fisher-Titus Foundation, North Central EMS – a part of the Fisher-Titus Health System – recently upgraded 20 dual-band radios that provide precise communications throughout its 600 square-mile service area. The dual-band capabilities also provide interoperability for communication with agencies throughout the North Central EMS service area.

“We are appreciative of the Fisher-Titus Foundation and our community for helping us fund this needed equipment,” added Shields.

The Fisher-Titus Foundation's purpose is to provide support for Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk Memorial Home and North Central EMS. Through philanthropy, the Foundation raises funds to strengthen the health care services available to our community.

“With your support, the Foundation helps secure new technology such as these new radios, implement hospital initiatives, provide support groups and invest in capital building projects to improve and expand inpatient and outpatient services for residents in the communities we serve,” said Jill Slater, Director, Fisher-Titus Foundation. “As a donor to the Fisher-Titus Foundation, you can join Fisher-Titus in advancing its mission to provide excellence in community health care to every patient, every time.”

For more information on the Fisher-Titus Foundation and how to support local health care, contact Jill Slater, Foundation Director, at 419-660-2528 or visit fishertitus.org/fisher-titus-medical-center-foundation.

About North Central EMS

North Central EMS – a part of the Fisher-Titus Health System –  provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance transportation, mobile intensive care transportation, specialized care transportation, wheelchair van services, paramedic bike team pre-hospital care, and mobile X-ray and Ultrasound services. EMS stations are located in Milan, Norwalk, Berlin Heights, Greenwich, Vermilion, Port Clinton, Woodville, Sandusky, Green Springs and Bellevue.