Welcome to the Beaver Island EMS website.
If you have a medical emergency, go to the nearest phone and dial 911 and do not hang up, there may be a short delay. [Then, wait where you are for medical assistance.]
“May 20-26, 2018, is the 44th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.” – National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
- Education Monday: Beaver Island EMS works to provide community education opportunities to increase public knowledge on ways to prevent illness and injury. BIEMS staff have taught free community CPR classes, and look forward to continuing with these classes, as well as other education opportunities in the future.
- Safety Tuesday: Check out these links for home and summer safety tips
Smart911 is a tool utilized by our local dispatch center to provide first responders, such as Police, Fire, and EMS, with important information about any special circumstances at your residence. This can include information such as: residents who may have chronic medical conditions or special needs, fire hazards or hazardous materials at the residence, hidden key locations, and any other pertinent information than can help first responders serve you in an emergency situation. Signing up for Smart911 is free and secure. If you have questions or need help signing up, feel free to contact us. You can also find more information and sign up by clicking the link below.
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center and Beaver Island EMS have teamed up to offer free Community CPR courses. These courses will be offered regularly, and held at the BIRHC. For more information, or to sign up for the next Community CPR course please contact the Health Center at (231) 448-2275
If you have group interested in an additional CPR course, contact us at email@example.com
Pictures Courtesy of Northern Islander
If you are interested in Emergency Medical Services, future EMS classes, or have any questions about how you can become involved please contact us!
Did You Know?
- Beaver Island EMS utilizes the services of the United States Coast Guard to evacuate emergency patients when weather prohibits all other means of air evacuation. Photo Credit: Pam Moxham
- Beaver Island EMS staff participates in monthly continuing education training in order to stay proficient in their skills. These trainings are taught by Paramedic Instructor Coordinator Cody Randall.
Beaver Island EMS strives to advocate for patients, not only during an emergency, but also throughout the billing process. Please view our Billing page for more information.