Join Us for a Special Boardman Township Open House

The Boardman residents are invited to attend a special open house on Tuesday, July 11 at the main fire station located at 7440 Market Street, across from the Southern Park Mall. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.

Fire Chief Mark Pitzer and Boardman Township Administrator Jason Loree will present an overview of the Lifesaving EMS Initiative. The Initiative was created to address the impact on Boardman residents of the nationwide shortage of emergency medical services.

An exploratory committee was founded in 2018 to seek solutions for the township as it faces what some statewide officials call the “perfect storm.”  EMTs are quitting in record numbers, staff turnover is near 40% and response times are poor. Funding of resources has not been a priority.

Tuesday’s open house presentation will contain an overview of the situation and the options the township and residents will have to consider. After the presentation, a tour of the fire station, Boardman’s newest, will be offered. 

For more information about the EMS Lifesaving Initiative, click here