Barnesville EMS, located at 127 East Church Street currently serves the community with a roster of twenty seven (27) employees. Of those employees, four (4) are Emergency Medical Responders, ten (10) EMTs, two (2) Advanced EMTs, eleven (11) Paramedics. Currently, a duty crew of two (2) members is on duty 24/7 providing coverage to the community. Barnesville EMS covers the Village of Barnesville, Warren Township, Kirkwood Township and parts of Flushing, Goshen, and Wayne Townships. Covering over 83 square miles, Barnesville EMS has the largest coverage area in Belmont County.
In 2011 Barnesville EMS, along with Bethesda EMS, began covering medical transports out of Barnesville Hospital. This is currently handled on an "every other day" basis between Barnesville and Bethesda. This was done in order to better serve the community. There are currently no tax dollars used towards EMS. Barnesville EMS has been self-sufficient with EMS billing money. Currently EMS billing is handled "in-house" and has shown much improvement in the last few years.
Barnesville EMS operates with three ambulances. Two (2) are equipped to handle ALS (advanced life support) and one (1) BLS (basic life support). Barnesville EMS is working diligently to purchase a new squad in 2019 to replace one current squad.
In 2017 Barnesville EMS answered 836 medical emergencies, this includes calls in the coverage area as well as mutual aid. Also, 238 medical transports were taken out of Barnesville Hospital.
Barnesville EMS has improved significantly over the last several years by working closely with the governing bodies, Barnesville Hospital, and Bethesda EMS. We would like to thank the community for their continued support! If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact us!