The 1st Annual "You're Knott Alone" Golf Outing September 16,2016
Downloadable Sponsorship Forms
Here you will find the available sponsorship levels as well as the necessary forms that need to be filled out if you wish to sponsor this event. Please download the PDF, complete it, and return it as soon as possible.
Sponsorship Request Letter V2.pdf
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Individual Golfers for Outing
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If anyone is interested in golfing in the upcoming You're Knott Alone Golf Outing on September 16, 2016 but does not have a team to join, please fill out the form above. Indicate in the message if you are an individual golfer or if you have a partner but still need extra for a four man team. Also, please indicate whether or not you have signed up and have alread paid.
Director C.A.R.E. I.L.A. Local 1975
2016 Republican National Convention July 18-21
Fellow members, If anyone has any pictures taken during the RNC please send them to my email below and I will get them published on the website asap.
Matt Sykes Director CARE / ILA Local 1975
Cleveland Gladiators Game
Thank you to all members, current and future (cadets), that participated in holding the flag on the field at the Cleveland Gladiators Game on Friday June 3rd, 2016. These events are just as important as they are fun. It is good to take and show pride in your career here at CEMS and to build that camaraderie between your co-workers. Again, Thank you to everyone that participated in the flag ceremony and / or attended the game.
National EMS Week 2016
C.A.R.E. I.L.A. Local 1975 President Dan Nemeth visited the studios of 98.5 WNCX to recognize and show appreciation the the Men and Women of Cleveland EMS
From jump starting a heart to filling a patient's lungs with oxygen, we have an extraordinary impact on people's lives. As health care providers in the City of Cleveland, we touch people's lives in more ways than just from the medical perspective. From the smile that stays on your face after laughing with that spunky 90 year old to the high five given to the child you just made feel special, we impact people's lives on a daily basis. Saving someone's life is an amazing feeling but so is leaving a positive footprint. We are lifesavers, counselors, child care providers, and sometimes just a friend to talk to. Each aspect of our job is rewarding. When you know you made someone's emergency more bearable, when that family thanks you with a hug, when you get heart felt recognition from the ones you have helped, that is filling beyond words. We want to commend each and everyone of our co-workers for that little extra you give to make someone's experience with us better. We all know we don't save lives everyday but we do leave positive footprints and memories that our patients will treasure forever.
We cannot thank you enough for going above and beyond the call of duty.
- The Executive Board.
Biometric Health Screenings
Fellow Members, this is a list of the dates and times as well as the location of the biometric health screenings that the City of Cleveland will provide for the second quarter of 2016. You may attend any one of the following or go to your own Primary Care Physician for the health screening. If you go to your own PCP, please remember that they must fill out the biometric health screening form that is available. After you have completed the health screening, make sure you go online and fill out the Health Risk Assessment . This will save you 4% on your health insurance coverage for 2017!!!
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2016
This Week we celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. We cannot thank all of our EMDs up at the Red Center for all the hard work and long hours that they put in each and every day 24/7/365. Remember, our patients cannot receive our help in the field without the help of our EMDs first, and we thank you for that!!!
Mental Health Survey
Fellow CARE Members,
In the next few days, we will be sending out a Mental Health Survey to all of our members to help improve our battle against PTSD. We are always seeing things that the average person does not see and are expected to just continue on with our jobs. Studies are showing that EMS personnell have some of the largest numbers of employees that suffer from PTSD and mental illness. This will be an anonymous survey and all that will be seen is the results. Your name and email will remain completely anonymous and will not be visible to anyone. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take the time to fill out this survey as it is imperative that we have the numbers to back up some of the Language we are adding to the upcoming contract. The survey will be sent out via a Hyperlink in an email from the Union. Please make sure that Marilyn has your most current email address as this will be the one used to send out the survey.
Please join us in welcoming your new Director Matt Sykes to the executive board.
Please join us in mourning the loss of a 20 year veteran Latino Knotts. Keep the Knotts family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
Acting Commissioner Carlton is looking for pictures of our members to hang in HQ to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The photos should be of yourself, with your family, your spouse, significant other, friends, pets, or anything that may respresent you as a unique person. Please email the photos to Sgt. Schneider at
Cleveland EMS Today
Cleveland EMS is staffed with, on average, 200 professionals who run 18 state-of-the-art advanced life support ambulances handling over 105,000 emergency calls annually. The
dispatch center is now run locally with certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers trained on a Computer Aided Dispatching system which allows for call prioritizing, pre-arrival instructions, and the
tracking of ambulances and support vehicles.
Cleveland EMS History
Cleveland's Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Division was one of the country's first. Prior to its formation, police cars were used for emergency hospital transportation. A federal grant enabled the City to purchase a dozen ambulances and train 120 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's).
EMS Medic 9 (based out of University Hospitals at that time) responded to its first call at 9:00 am on October 13th, 1975. Cleveland EMS handled over 80,000 emergency calls that year. At that time, a central dispatch center received nationwide 911 calls which were then routed to the appropriate cities.
Advances in medicine, technology, education and training allowed the division to make major improvements. Public awareness grew as people recognized that EMS services were increasing survival rates for the critically sick and injured.