2017 CARE Summer Picnic **UPDATED LOCATION**
Attention A Shifters! Sunday, September 17 (A Shift off) from 12 noon to 2100 hrs. Come join us for the end of summer fun!
Valley View Woods Park, 13005 Schreiber Rd., Valley View 44125
2017 Chili Cook Off
Save the date! The 2017 Chili Cook off to benefit Make A Wish is set for Saturday, September 16 from 2pm to 7pm at Rivals Sports Grille.
Paramedics and EMT's from Cleveland EMS will be competing against members of area fire departments and local nurses to be the Chili Cook Off Champion of 2017.
Rivals is located at 6710 Smith Rd. in Middleburg Hts. Tickets are $15 adults, $5 kids over 5 yrs, Free for kids under 5.
Come join the fun with your favorite first responders from Cleveland EMS. There will be plenty of food, live music and cold drinks for all!
Browns - First Responders Game
2017-1 CEMS Academy Graduation
Congratulations to the Cleveland Emergency Medical Service Academy Class of 2017-1.
The Academy graduated 19 Paramedics and 8 Emergency Medical Technicians, following an intense 14 week academy class which challenged the cadets academically, physically and emotionally.
These 27 men and women are now working individually with Field Training Officers - work side by side with the FTO and their partners for the next 3-8 weeks. This ride time is to prepare them to join the field staff.
The graduates are the first of two classes to be hired as a result of the additional funding coming into the City of Cleveland via the voter approved income tax increase.
CEMS is expected to hire as many as 100 new EMT's and Paramedics in this expansion - increasing the number of ALS ambulances from 18 to 25 by 2018.
The Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees, ILA Local 1975 welcomes these new recruits and looks forward to their joining the team.
2017 City of Cleveland Safety Fair
Thanks to all the volunteers for helping on Saturday, June 3, 2017 for helping out with the city of Cleveland's Safety Fair. This year's successful Fair saw the Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees, ILA Local 1975 give away over 300 bicycle helmets to boys and girls of all ages at Michael Zone Recreation Center.
C.A.R.E. on 98.5 WNCX Radio
C.A.R.E. I.L.A. Local 1975 President Dan Nemeth stopped by the studios of 98.5 WNCX to talk Cleveland EMS and EMS Week. Special thanks to Bill Louis and all at WNCX.
Photo's from 2017 MetroHealth Excellence in EMS and 2017 CEMS Recognition Awards are posted in the photos section. Congratulations to all of this years recipients!
SEPTEMBER - Picnic/Day in the park, Softball game with CPD, possibly Cleveland Browns game, and Chilli Cook-off
NOVEMBER - Volunteer time during the Holidays
IF you have any ideas or ways that we can give back to the community please send an e-mail danderson@care1975,com
2017 Christmas Party
Christmas will be held DECEMBER 02,2017 at Lago downtown Eastbank of the Flats again this year. If you attended the event last year you know how well the event went. So pass the word we would like to see you there this year. Hotel and transportation services to be given later.
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 2017. 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 2018!!!
Smile for the picture!
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.