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The easiest way to tell if you are on the township’s gas and/or electric aggregation program is to check your billing statement. Look in the area near the amount you owe for the month. If the company Constellation (gas) or Dynergy (electric) is listed on your statement, you are in the township’s aggregation program.
Dynegy is our certified electric supplier. Dynegy generates reliable, environmentally responsible and affordable energy in the Midwest, Northeast and West. Through their retail electricity providers, they serve residential, municipal, business, and industrial customers in Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
No. Duke will continue to deliver the electricity to your home or business, read your meter, issue you a bill, and respond to service related issues. The only change you will see is Dynegy will appear on your bill as the generation supplier.
If you choose not to participate, you must take action to opt out. “Opt out” means that you can decide not to participate in the Township’s electric governmental aggregation program. By returning the opt-out form, which is included in this mailing, by the due date you will not be enrolled as an electric generation customer with Dynegy, the Township’s competitive electric generation supplier, and you will not receive the special pricing.
If you do not return the opt-out form postmarked by the due date, you will be included in the Township’s governmental aggregation program and will begin receiving competitively priced electricity from Dynegy.
Yes. All four units are equipped with Paramedic equipment. Each unit responds with a least two paramedics. This means that we are able to perform advance life support.
The Springfield Township Fire Department runs four ambulance units. All four units are equipped with paramedic equipment and at least two paramedics who are able to treat with advanced life support.
The biggest differences between paramedics and EMTs are the training and the scope of practice (what they are allowed to do). Basic EMTs usually receive 120-150 hours of training, while paramedics get anywhere from 1,200 hours to 1,800 hours of training. Paramedic programs often award two-year degrees.
The scope of practice differences between EMTs and paramedics can be summed up by the ability to break the skin. Most states do not allow basic emergency medical technicians to give shots or start intravenous lifelines. Paramedics, on the other hand, can give shots as well as use more advanced airway management devices to support breathing. Basic EMTs are usually restricted to using oxygen, glucose, asthma inhalers, and epinephrine auto-injectors (a common exception to the no-needles rule). Paramedics are trained in the use of 30-40 medications, depending on the state.
Not all Fire Departments staff paramedics, as their salary is higher based on the training they have received. Springfield Township staffs Paramedics and provides the highest quality of care for all emergencies.
Occasionally people will visit the fire station asking if we dispose of needles and sharps. The fire department has a contract with a bio hazard waste removal contractor but it is for Emergency Medical Service use only and we are unable to make this available to the public. Here is the proper way to dispose of medical sharps - Place needles, syringes, lancets and auto injectors in a rigid, leak proof, puncture-resistant container like a laundry detergent bottle. Secure the lid with heavy duty tape and label the container “sharps”. The container should then be placed in the trash.
The JEDZ will enable the collection of a 1.5% payroll/earnings tax on businesses and individuals who work in the zone. As required by law, the City of Mt. Healthy must collect the tax and allocate the revenue between the Township and the City based on the percentage outlined in the agreement.
The City of Mt. Healthy provided the Township with the most advantageous partnership agreement and gives Springfield Township the best option for future long-term collaborations aimed at reducing costs and dependency on property taxes.
Home businesses are not included in the JEDZ.
If you are a resident and work in Springfield Township: You will be able to apply for and receive a grant in the form of a check, equal to the amount of the payroll tax you paid into the JEDZ.
If you operate a business out of a residence:The JEDZ will NOT affect you and will NOT raise your taxes at all.
If you are a resident who is retired and not working:The JEDZ will NOT affect you and will NOT raise your taxes at all.
A stroke occurs when blood (containing oxygen and nutrients) stops flowing to the brain. When this happens, it’s only a matter of minutes before brain cells start to die and permanent damage occurs. Most strokes occur because of a blocked artery. In this case, “clot-busting” medications can help blood begin flowing to the brain again. Sometimes, a stroke can be caused by bleeding in or around the brain.
A mobile stroke unit is an ambulance specially designed to provide immediate care for patients who might be having a stroke. Stroke experts on the mobile stroke unit evaluate and treat patients right where they are, before ever getting to the hospital. The mobile stroke unit combines the expertise of Emergency Department staff and the fast response of an ambulance so patients can get emergency stroke care started as soon as possible. Unlike regular ambulances, the mobile stroke unit has a CT (“CAT”) scanner to diagnose a stroke, and several advanced medications to potentially treat a stroke as soon as possible.
The goal of the mobile stroke unit is to give clot-busting medications to patients having certain types of strokes safely and quickly. Millions of brain cells die every minute that blood flow is blocked, and it’s only safe to give clot-busting medications shortly after the first signs of a stroke. Around the country and around the world, patients get clot-busting medications 20–30 minutes faster in the mobile stroke unit than they do if they’re taken to the hospital first.
The mobile stroke unit is like a hospital on wheels, so don’t worry if it’s staying longer than an ambulance normally would — treatment is not being delayed. Inside the mobile stroke unit, stroke experts along with nurses and paramedics are evaluating the patient, getting a CT scan and doing blood tests. If needed, clot-busting medications or other treatments are started immediately. There is no faster way to do this than right at the scene of the emergency. Once a patient begins medications, the mobile stroke unit will transport them to the hospital just like a regular ambulance.
Clot-busting medications only treat strokes caused by blockages in the blood vessels to the brain. Some types of strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain, and clot-busting medications would be dangerous to give to these patients. The CT scan can help stroke experts tell the difference between a stroke caused by blockage and a stroke caused by bleeding. Even if a patient has a blockage, it may not be safe to give them the clot-busting medication if there’s a high chance it can cause bleeding. This may include patients on blood thinners or patients whose stroke symptoms started too long ago. If the patient can’t get the clot-busting medication, the mobile stroke unit staff can deliver skilled neurological care on the way to the hospital. This may include giving special medications not kept on a regular ambulance
No. The mobile stroke unit staff will take the patient to the closest, most appropriate stroke center, which may not be a UC Health hospital. The mobile stroke unit staff will be in contact with the hospital as they are driving there, so the hospital will know what care was given on scene. This communication allows for a smooth transition of care, no matter where the patient is transported.
1. Understand that coyotes are common throughout Ohio’s 88 counties and are regularly seen within developed areas. Read more about coyotes at the Department of Natural Resources at http://ohiodnr.gov/. (Use the search window)
2. There are no wolves living in the wild in Ohio.
3. If you spot a coyote on your property, make sure to remove all “attractants” to deter the coyote from returning. This includes removing garbage and pet food primarily before nightfall and cleaning up around the grill. Do not feed coyotes directly.
4. Coyotes prey primarily on small mammals such as rabbits and rodents. However, interactions with domestic pets do occur sometimes. Keep small dogs and cats inside (especially after nightfall) or leashed when outside. Motion-sensitive lighting tends to be helpful too at keeping wildlife away from your home.
5. Occasionally, an inquisitive coyote will stay put and watch you curiously. Make noise. Clap your hands and shout; the coyote will likely move on at this point. If it doesn’t, throw objects like rocks at it to scare it away. A coyote that loses its fear of humans could potentially become a threat.
6. If the coyote visiting your yard does not respond to harassment techniques such as loud noises or it is presenting a conflict even after removing attractants from your yard, contact a nuisance trapper. Nuisance trappers use highly regulated techniques to reduce urban wildlife conflicts. Coyote populations in rural areas can also be managed through legal hunting and trapping methods. Consult the yearly “Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations” digest for more information.
If you experience a flood and believe that it is related to storm water or sewer issues, please use this as a guide on who to call:
(To address leaky basements, cracks in the foundation of your home and water run-off issues, please contact a professional service.)
STORM WATER ISSUES:
On a county road, call the Hamilton County Engineers Office at (513) 946-8900 during regular operating hours or, outside of regular business hours, call the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department at (513) 825-2280
On a Township road, call the Springfield Township Public Works Department at - (513) 522-4004
SEWER BACKUP ISSUES:
Metropolitan Sewer District (513)352-4900