Starke County Commissioners Receive Update from EMS Staff

The Starke County EMS staff is learning how to use their new software.

EMS Director Travis Clary told the commissioners this week that they met with Health EMS officials on Friday to go over the new report writing software. The new software will allow the office to report required statistics to the state. The previous software was no longer compliant in this capacity.

Clary also said he met with representatives from Osage Ambulance to go over the new ambulance set-up.

“The blueprints were completed and it was sent to production,” said Clary. “We anticipate delivery to be 150 to 200 days from now. Hopefully around February we’ll have a new ambulance.”

Clerk Mary Lynn Ritchie said the number of transfers is back up which will mean more revenue for the EMS Department. The number had been low for some time as another entity received the greater number of transfer calls than Starke County EMS.

Clary also mentioned that the firefighters with the Bass Lake-California Township Fire Department and the ER staff were trained on the new Lucas Device. In addition, he trained the sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Knox Police Department and the Hamlet Police Department on the administration of Narcan.