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LIFT

Sylvania Township trustees have approved a fee to be charged when the Sylvania Township fire department is called to lift a patient or resident who has fallen in a faciity.

The fee will be assessed when called on a non-emergency basis to a public or private medical or health care facility, or a custodial care center only to lift a resident.

Assistant Fire Chief Chris Nye said the department has been getting an increasing number of calls for what is termed a “lift assist.”

The resolution seeking the fee approval notes that the department has been getting an increase in 911 calls for lift assists, “due in part to (the facility’s) reduction in staff or internal policies at these types of locations.”

Chief Nye stressed that the fee will be limited to calls which ask only for lift assist services.

The fee being established is $250 per call beginning April 1.

 

Written by:  Mike Jones, Public Information Officer

Published Date:  March 10, 2020

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