The responsibilities of the administrative division include budget and finance, payroll, accreditation, quality assurance, fire and emergency medical services data entry, policy implementation and development, life safety, scheduling, monthly and annual reporting and documentation, licensing, information technology liaison, and other general day-to-day non-emergency needs of the department.
The Operations Division is comprised of the personnel who respond to emergency incidents from five fire stations strategically located throughout Union Township. The division is responsible for ensuring a rapid, professional, and competent response to, and control of, a wide range of emergency incidents by the department. Members assigned to a fire station serve in dual roles as firefighters and paramedics and are responsible for providing the best fire suppression and emergency medical services possible.
A station lieutenant serves as the training officer and manages most of the day-to-day training issues. Training is conducted daily, usually by the company officer conducting a hands-on morning drill and then again in the evening with a book-type drill. As a State of Ohio Certified EMS training site, members are awarded continuing education credits.
The department also has a physician who is responsible to oversee and underwrite the emergency medical service operation of the Department. Elizabeth K. Powell, MD is the Department's medical director and works closely with the Administrative Division to ensure that the citizens are receiving the best possible care.
Elizabeth K. Powell, MD is a board certified emergency physician. Dr. Powell graduated medical school from the University of Pennsylvania where she also completed her emergency medicine residency training and was a Chief Resident. Dr. Powell then attended the University of Cincinnati where she completed an emergency medical services fellowship and is currently a faculty member with the University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of EMS. Before medical school she was a provider with several EMS organizations in the Philadelphia area.