The City of Perrysburg is proud of the fact that all full-time personnel are State of Ohio Certified Paramedics.
Currently, the paramedic certification is a requirement to take the civil service test for a full-time position. With the paramedic training curriculum taking a year or longer to complete, this requirement saves the City of Perrysburg a year of training for new hires to become productive members of the Fire Division.
Our paramedics provide state-of-the-art care to all those who live, work, shop, and pass through our community. Some of the procedures and interventions performed on a daily basis are: intravenous access (IV's), 12 Lead EKG monitoring, capnography (measuring oxygen in the blood), blood glucose tests, spinal immobilizing, and aerosol breathing treatments.
Several free services provided by the Perrysburg Fire Division are invalid assists and blood pressure screenings. It is not uncommon for the disabled to fall, but not become injured. The Perrysburg Fire Division will come out to our residents homes and help to assist them free of charge providing they are not transported to a hospital.
A second free service is blood pressure / vital sign screening. It is not uncommon when physicians prescribe a new medication that a patient has their vital signs checked for a period of time. We provide free vital sign screening at the Fire Station, 140 W Indiana Ave.