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.]
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
File of Life
Beaver Island EMS and the Beaver Island Rural Health Center are now providing community members with a free “File of Life.” These “files” are a great way to keep pertinent medical and personal information readily available in case of an emergency. The information in these files include medical history, allergies, medications, and emergency contact information. Having this information on hand in an emergency is beneficial to responders, and can improve the quality and efficiency of care provided to a patient. The “File of Life” folder has a magnetic strip to be attached to a refrigerator to make it easily identified and utilized by Emergency Responders. The “File of Life” will be available for free at the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, and the Health Center will be available for any questions or assistance in filling out a “File of Life.”
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.
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 staffs a Paramedic and an EMT on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to respond to emergencies. In addition to our regular staff, we have many dedicated volunteers who respond to emergencies when they are available, to assist our on call staff.
- Beaver Island Paramedics respond directly to an emergency scene in a Rapid Response vehicle, also known as an “E-Car,” which allows them to arrive on scene with fully stocked Advanced Life Support equipment. This allows them to make patient contact and begin patient care immediately while the ambulance is responding.
- Beaver Island EMS coverage extends beyond Beaver Islands perimeters, serving in emergency response to the surrounding waters and some of the outer islands of the Beaver Island Archipelago.
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.