Barnesville Fire Department
The Barnesville Fire Department has 40 fireman on the roster with one Fire Chief and one Assistant Fire Chief. The Barnesville Fire Department is well supplied with two engines, one ladder truck, one new tanker, one new grass truck, one utility truck, and one boat with trailer. The fire department has a coverage area of 83 sq. miles, including the Village of Barnesville, Warren Township, Kirkwood Township, part of Flushing Township, the Northwest part of Piedmont Lake, and parts of Goshen and Wayne Townships off of the Sandy Ridge area. Mutual aid calls to surrounding villages are also covered. The department’s response time off station is four minutes from the time of tones.
Barnesville EMS Department
Barnesville EMS, located at 127 East Church Street currently serves the community with a roster of twenty five (25) employees. Of those employees, four (4) are Emergency Medical Responders, eight (8) EMTs, two (2) Advanced EMTs, nine (9) 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. All three (3) are equipped to handle ALS (advanced life support). Barnesville EMS recently purchased a new 2019 squad to replace one outdated squad.
In 2018 Barnesville EMS answered 1,006 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!