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Springfield Township Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Receive 5 Year Accreditation

On July 5, 2017, Springfield Township Fire Department Emergency Medical Services was awarded a five-year accreditation by the Greater Cincinnati Academy of Medicine. The Springfield Township Fire Department first obtained accredited status shortly after the department was established in 1996.

The Greater Cincinnati Academy of Medicine sets the standard of care for EMS providers in the Greater Cincinnati area. According to Dr. Thomas Charlton, Springfield Township Fire Department Medical Director, “the third party voluntary accreditation process is used to ensure that the highest possible quality of care is achieved regionally.”

The voluntary accreditation process was initiated by the Springfield Township Fire Department as a performance measurement. All aspects of the Emergency Medical Services were closely scrutinized including compliance with rigorous state and federal standards and local protocols.

A five-year accreditation is the maximum an EMS provider can achieve. One year or three year accreditations are standard. According to Fire Chief Robert Leininger, “a five-year accreditation means that we have achieved our goal of being among the best EMS providers in the region. This achievement would not have been possible without the highly trained paramedic and emergency medical technicians that provide excellent service every day in Springfield Township.”