Toledo Fire & Rescue firefighter/paramedics competed at the 2016 J.E.M.S. Games held in Baltimore, Maryland on February 25-27. Our firefighter/paramedics were part of two Lucas County Emergency Medical (L.C.E.M.S.) Service teams that consisted of firefighter/paramedics from Toledo Fire & Rescue, Springfield and Whitehouse Fire Departments. In the end, Lucas County Team 1 finished in Second Place (Silver Medal) and Lucas County Team 2 finished in third place (Bronze Medal).
Members of Lucas County Team 1 consisted of Tammy Ohrt from T.F.R.D; Aislinn Charlton, Lynda Bennett and Courtney Smith from Springfield Fire.
Members of Lucas County Team 2 were Blake Molnar and Aaron Hague from T.F.R.D.; Brandon Donahue from Whitehouse Fire and Andrew Sauder from Springfield Fire.
The Lucas County Teams posted the fastest preliminary times during the competition in a field of 17 teams from various fire departments and E.M.S. providers throughout the country. The J.E.M.S. Games competition is not a race, but a timed competition involving a 20-minute time period during in which teams are evaluated on their ability to deliver appropriate patient care in realistic, multiple-patient scenarios.
Lucas County Emergency Medical Services, in concert with Toledo, Maumee, Oregon, Springfield Township, Sylvania Township and Whitehouse Fire Departments, provide A.L.S./Paramedic Service under the L.C.E.M.S. Medical Director, David Lindstrom, M.D. These county Life Squads are dispatched through one centralized dispatch center and may respond throughout Lucas County.
Congratulations to all of the team members on a job well-done representing not only your departments, but, Lucas County!