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Plymouth Paramedics to Provide Service to Notre Dame Football team practice at CMA

July 29, 2014

Ambulance2Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller asked the Board of Public Works and Safety for approval of a travel and training request to allow John Grolich to attend the Indiana Emergency Services Conference in Indianapolis for four days in August. Cost to the city was estimated to be $462 including lodging and mileage which is in this year’s budget. Chief Miller said topics of the conference included trending and communications.
In other business Chief Miller presented a request from the Notre Dame Football Team for emergency medical services to stand-by exclusively for their off-site practices as Culver Military Academies August 4th through the 8th.
Miller discussed the strict guidelines the college must adhere to for this type of event. He said, “They requested paramedic level service and since we are the only one in the county closest to Culver, they were referred to us by South Bend Fire.”
The Chief explained services provided will be approximately 4 hours a day and if the need should arise, transportation would be directly to Memorial Hospital. He also noted that the team physician would be on site and would travel in the ambulance if necessary.
Notre Dame will provide a payment to the Plymouth Fire Gift Fund.
Councilman Shawn Grobe questioned coverage for the city during the time frame the ambulance and crew would be in Culver.
Chief Miller will be splitting the full-time staff between the two locations and will utilize volunteer staff to have complete coverage for the city. He also noted with three rigs (ambulances) the city would still have two available for emergencies in the city and townships.