Put-in-Bay Fire and Rescue proudly protects 500 year-round residents living on nine islands 20000 people or more daily during tourist season which lasts from May through October. People living in an area of 169 square miles. We operate out of 3 (One fire, one EMS on South Bass Island; One combined fire/EMS on Middle Bass Island) stations that protect a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.
Put-in-Bay Fire Department is a volunteer organization. Approximately twenty-five volunteers are on call 24 hours. Put-in-Bay EMS has one full-time paid paramedic, one volunteer paramedic, two volunteer EMT-Intermediate, nine volunteer EMT-Basic and four volunteer First Responders. All types of rescues from boat, plane, ice and cliff are performed. The key to our success is teamwork!! Our medical control is St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. We use St. Vincent Life Flight for air transport on many critically injured or ill patients due to isolated nature of our islands. At the present time, both the Fire and EMS units are raising money jointly by raffling a 2003 Chevy S10 donated by Jack Matia in Elyria. Information on purchasing tickets may be obtained by emailing the above address. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 tickets for $5.00.