Our village is located in Paulding County Ohio. We have applied for our FDI number from the state. I have to call them in the morning. They had a couple of questions to complete.
We looked at different ways for funding and decided to combine our police and fire as well as EMT certification to create a Department of Public Safety. As a member you must be cross trained in at least two fields. We will not operate a EMS .squad from our facility However we do want initial response and capabilities to assist other surrounding departments.
Our village is currently under fiscal emergency by the State of Ohio Auditors office.
Anything we do is going to have to be from a non-matching grant, donation, or fund raising.
Once we are operational I believe we can charge for some services as well as make a little extra delivering water to customers for a fee.
Any help would be appreciated. Our department can arrange for travel, if that is what is needed.
I am the acting Chief of Police and a Firefighter
I also have to challenge National Registry to regain my active status as a EMT-I
Fire Prevention Officer / EMT-I
Melrose Department of Public Safety