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MIDDLEPORT FIRE WILL END ITS PARAMEDIC SERVICE IN APRIL
In 1991 Middleport Fire started one of the first ALS programs in the area. We started with 5 Intermediate AEMTs and 1 paramedic and a Laerdal AED. The program did well and we saw alot of mutual aid calls and an increased level of service in our own district. 2 years later in 1993, we upped our level of certification to the Paramedic level. At that time, we were the first volunteer Paramedic Fire Department in Niagara County. Since then, we maintained this level of care through hundreds of hours of training, commitment and through numerous, generous donations provided to us. EMS has seen many changes over the years, some good, some bad and it has affected our program in several ways. So, it is with mixed emotions that after 22 years as a Paramedic provider, Middleport Fire has to make the following announcement: Effective April 30th, 2015 at 00:00hrs, we will be reducing our level of service to the Basic Life Support level. Tri Town Ambulance will continue to provide an Advanced level of care and we will continue to utilize the Paramedic services of Rural Metro and our good neighbor to the East - Medina Fire, through the mutual aid plan. Rest assured, Middleport Fire will continue to provide basic EMS to its residents and we will be there when you call as we always have been. We will still carry a defibrillator and the same EMTs that provided that paramedic level care will now be providing basic care instead. This was no easy decision and was not made lightly. Our providers held several meetings over the course of a year to discuss our future. We met with representatives from the Department of Health and after many months of debating we arrived at this heart wrenching decision. Please view the press release issued by our EMS Captain, Paramedic Eric Dodge at this link: http://www.eastniagarapost.com/2015/04/middleport-fire-co-to-no-longer-provide.html Thank you to everyone who helped make our program a success over the years and a huge thank you to our own members, many of whom were not EMTs who stepped up to learn how to assist the Paramedics and did it in fine order.