Beavercreek Fire Department - Beavercreek, OH

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Welcome to the Beavercreek Township Fire Department General Information page. Below are common questions and general information about the practices of Beavercreek Fire Department. How many fire stations does Beavercreek have? Beavercreek is currently protected by four fire stations, which are staffed 24-hours per day, year round. Where are the ... See more e fire stations? The fire stations are strategically located around Beavercreek. Specifically, they are: * Station 61 (East) 2195 Dayton-Xenia Road * Station 62 (Central) 3777 Dayton-Xenia Road * Station 63 (North) 3100 Kemp Road * Station 64 (South) 3633 Indian Ripple Road Each Station number (61-64) reflects a County-wide public safety identification system. Beavercreek Township utilizes the "60's" for its units and station. Hence, Station One is known as Station 61, etc. What hours do Firefighters work? Employees for the Beavercreek Township Fire Department work one of two basic shifts. Staff employees work a regular, 40-hour business week. They have weekends and holidays off. Line employees work a regular an average 53-hour work week. They work one 24-hour shift, followed by two 24-hour days off. This is a traditional 24-48 shift. Their duty days are set, regardless of weekends or holidays. Currently, all four fire stations in Beavercreek are staffed with 24-48 crews. For 24-48 crews, the basic work day runs from 7:00 a.m. when they report to duty through 6:00 p.m. During this time they perform station and equipment cleaning and maintenance, train, workout and eat lunch and dinner. After dinner, the crews have the remainder of the shift as personal time. Regardless of time of day, they are required to be in-service to respond to emergencies. What is the Fire Department’s ISO Rating? The fire department is currently split-rated by ISO: * ISO 3-applies to properties inside Beavercreek within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant and five road miles of a fire station. * ISO 9-applies to properties inside Beavercreek further than 1000 feet to a fire hydrant, but less than five miles commercial/six miles residential of a fire station. Previously, the fire department had been rated 6/9. The increase from an ISO 6 to ISO 3 had the potential to directly affect businesses through a reduction in their fire insurance premiums (based upon their insurer’s use of the ISO system to determine premiums). Why does the Fire Department…Send an engine and an ambulance to medical calls? Due to staffing constraints, the fire department routinely sends two (or more) vehicles to every medical call. Occasionally the second vehicle is a fire engine, but it is usually the squad (a sport-utility type vehicle). The crew of the second unit assists the ambulance call with carrying patients and equipment, as well as supporting treatment on complex or critical patients. Every fire engine, ambulance and squad are equipped with Advanced Life Support equipment, and their response is determined by sending the closest available unit to medical emergencies. Once at the scene all units can provide the same, high level of care. Why does the Fire Department…Have crews at Krogers every day? Our crews work a 24-hour shift. That means that in addition to working through the day, they have to deal with basic human needs as well. They typically eat two meals in the fire station (lunch and dinner) and will send a crew to shop for their day’s meals. This errand is usually done with coordination with other errands that they’re running, reducing extra travel. During the time that crews are shopping, they are also on-call, so it’s not uncommon to see them leaving their groceries at the store and going on an emergency call. In addition to meals, the crews also sleep, shower, exercise, do house duties or chores while on-duty. They spend almost 1/3 of their lives in the fire station, and it is very much a home-away-from-home. Why does the Fire Department…Send help to, and receive help from, other communities? The fire service uses a principal known as “mutual aid” to assist neighboring communities during times of unusually high activity. Mutual aid can be given or received, and is used for fires, emergency medical calls, or other emergency functions. By utilizing mutual aid, communities are able to staff for normal levels of demand, and call for help during major emergencies, or periods of high demand. What is EMS billing? In 2001, the Fire Department implemented the billing for emergency medical services. In short, when a person is transported by a Beavercreek ambulance to a hospital, we charge for that service. We do not charge for calls where the patient refuses to be transported, or when another agency transports the patient (however, the transporting agency may charge for their transport). Why does the fire department bill for EMS services? We recognize the tax burden that every Beavercreek citizen pays. As a result we constantly search for ways to minimize that burden-through the use of best practices to make our operations as cost effective as possible and through the collection of non-tax revenue. Money from EMS billing is a user-based fee-that is it only comes from individuals who use EMS service, not from the taxpayers-at-large. This reduces the cost of service to taxpayers. What is EMS billing money used for? The use of revenue from EMS billing is regulated by section 505.84 of the Ohio Revised Code. It allows this money to be used for: the payment of the costs of the management, maintenance, and operation of ambulance and emergency medical services in the township.

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