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General FAQs

Truro Township Fire Department provides our citizens, visitors and guests with advanced life support services and emergency medical services at all times. The costs for providing emergency medical services are expensive by nature. In an effort to help fund this system, a “third-party reimbursement” program was implemented. Such programs exist in an estimated 85 percent of communities nationwide. Reimbursement for the expense of emergency ambulance transport is sought from a patient’s Medicare, Medicaid, or commercial health insurance provider, not directly from the patient. Medicare, Medicaid, or commercial health insurance contain provisions with built-in premium charges that reimburse fire departments such as the Truro Township Fire Department for transports to hospitals.

We will bill only the insurance carriers of patients who are insured or have Medicare coverage and only when they are transported to a hospital emergency room. Furthermore, if you live in Truro Township and do not have health insurance coverage, you will not receive a bill for transport. Consequently, no Truro Township resident will pay anything “out of pocket” as the result of being transported to hospitals.

Truro Township has contracted with PMMG, INC. The EMS billing office can be reached toll-free at 740-924-5543. Detailed questions can also be directed to our EMS Coordinator at 614-729-1909.

Firefighters work a 24-hour shift and must supply their own food. They combine their money to purchase food for meals. Often, you will see them at a grocery store in a fire engine. Sometimes they receive a call while shopping for food, which means they leave directly from the grocery store and have to come back later to finish their grocery shopping.

Truro Township will sometimes, depending on the type of emergency, send a fire engine and the ambulance to a 911 call to ensure that the public gets the fastest, most effective and appropriate response. The engine crew is there to assist the ambulance crew in moving the patient from the house and if necessary provide extra help in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. We plan for the worst and hope for the best when responding to a call.

The difference between an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Paramedic is a significant amount of education. A Paramedic goes through more education and training and can provide a higher level of emergency care including invasive procedures (ALS or Advanced Life Support procedures). A Paramedic is an EMT. There are different levels of EMT training: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, EMT-Paramedic. Each level requires more training and education than the prior. At Truro Township we strive for the best and most educated personal which is why every Full-time member of the department is a trained paramedic.

During the course of a day it is not unusual for two, three or four calls for an ambulance to come in at the same time. If both of our ambulances are busy we will request an ambulance from the next available township or city. If this needs to happen and the response time would be slower due to an ambulance coming from a further location, a fire engine will automatically be dispatched to provide care prior to the ambulance showing up. This Mutual Aid system works both ways, therefore the Truro Township is commonly dispatched to the other municipalities as well.

On occasion, the fire engine and ambulance will be driving with lights and sirens and then suddenly turn them off--perhaps only to turn into a shopping center parking lot or side street. Be assured that when this happens it means we have received information that the caller or incident is no longer a dire emergency. It is what we call "being cancelled".

Fireworks FAQs

Yes, beginning July 1st, 2022, Ohioans and non-residents may legally discharge consumer grade fireworks on their own property or another person’s property with permission from the property owner. Anyone discharging fireworks CANNOT be in possession of or under the influence of, any intoxicating alcohol or controlled substance.

The following dates are when you may safely discharge consumer grade fireworks:

  • New Year’s Eve and Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Cinco De Mayo
  • Memorial Day Weekend
  • Juneteenth
  • July 3,4 and 5, and the Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays preceding and following.
  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Diwali

Anyone wishing to make their own fireworks must petition the State Fire Marshal for and be granted a variance to possess explosives, pyrotechnics, or similar raw materials, or to make any fireworks.