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Torch Lake Township's EMS department was formed in 1997 and is licensed
as a basic life support transporting ambulance service - allowing us to
provide initial patient care and transportation to those in need. When
indicated, we can also call for an Advanced Life Support Unit which meets
us on the way to the hospital.
consists of twenty-four members including five Paramedics, five EMT Specialists,
ten EMT - Basics, three medical first-responders and one in training.
While a few of these folks are locals, the majority come from surrounding
areas. Most work both part-time here and full-time for other ambulance
ambulance is staffed with a minimum of two crew members at any given time.
One member is always with the ambulance and a second is rarely more than
5 minutes away. Our "out the door" response time averages under
4 minutes and (under normal weather conditions) we often respond to events
within Torch Lake Township in under 9 minutes.
are funded by a combination of "run fees", taxpayer support,
grants and gifts.
policies cover some or all of the cost of emergency ambulance services.
To take advantage of these funding resources, the township bills for applicable
ambulance transports. Rates are realistically set for most common insurance
providers - including Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield. To help those
without funding or assistance, the township Board adopted a policy to
waive fees for those truly indigent.
Need to borrow a piece of medical equipment? The EMS department has a
variety of items available - including bath seats, shower seats, walkers,
wheel chairs, crutches, canes, commodes and toilet raisers. Loans are
first-come, first-served and there is no set length of time associated
Our loan-out program does not receive funding and is supplied strictly
through donations from folks who have durable medical equipment which
they no longer need. If you need of a piece of equipment, simply stop-in
and ask any EMS official on duty. If you have a piece of no-longer-needed
medical equipment, please consider donating it to our program.
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