TTEMS works under the oversight of the ARMC, Northeast Michigan's largest hospital. ARMC is also where the majority of our 911 patients are transported to for emergency care.
The vast majority of TTEMS patients' that require special specialized cardiac care are taken to MMC in Traverse City.
TTEMS 911 patients' residing in the north end of Montmorency County are commonly transported to NMRH in Petoskey.
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Tri-Township EMS is privileged to work under the oversight of the Northeast Michigan Medical Control Authority. (NEMMCA) TTEMS is one of 29 agencies that NEMMCA provides oversight to for quality assurance and improvement purposes. The director of NEMMCA is Presque Isle resident Deborah Detro-Fisher, who is dedicated to ensuring every patient in the NEMMCA region is given the highest quality of EMS care. In addition to being the director of NEMMCA, Deborah retains certification as a firefighter, licensure as a Paramedic, RN, Instructor-Coordinator, and is also the Region 7 disaster planning coordinator.
North Flight has set the bar of EMS excellence in Northern Michigan. North Flight leads by example in providing air and ground medical transportation to all of Michigan and beyond. Tri-Township jointly works with North Flight in providing Critical Care Transport teams 24/7 on site at Alpena Regional Medical Center.
TTEMS' principle business office is headquartered in Atlanta, located in the heart of Briley Township.
Loud Township's current township supervisor, Beau Williams, has been chairman of the TTEMS board of directors since 2009.
At the annual 2008 joint township board meeting, Vienna Township, by a unanimous 20-0 vote, joined the townships of Avery, Briley, and Loud as an equal owner of Tri-Township EMS.
TTEMS' proudly serves as the 911 provider to the residents and visitors of CCR. TTEMS is fortunate to have four volunteer Medical First Responders that live year-round on CCR.
With over 30 years of experience representing ambulance services from Michigan to Florida, Orlando Blanco is considered among the nation's top civil defense lawyers for EMS and Insurance companies . Partner Derek Wilczynski has superb knowledge of state civil and criminal law. This energetic dynamic duo makes for a long day in the court room for any opposing counsel, big firms included.
TTEMS is proud to work with the UMBC Critical Care program for CCEMT-P and PNCCEMT-P initial education and refresher courses. These accredited education programs ensure Critical Care Paramedics are competent and proficent in providing advanced care to the most critically ill, injuried, and sometimes near death type patients of all ages, including neonates and pediatrics.
TTEMS is a proud member of MAAS. Members of MAAS enjoy reduced pricing on medical supplies, equipment, and work comp insurance.
TTEMS also retains membership with the AAA, which provides a nationwide voice on important issues affecting EMS, which are then taken to Washington DC through representatives and committees.
The administration of TTEMS obtained national certification in ambulance coding and billing in April of 2011. NAAC certification meets the requirements of the billing module for CAAS accreditation.
Tri-Township received CAAS accreditation in March of 2013. CAAS is an independent Commission that established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry. CAAS accreditation signifies that your service has met the "gold standard" determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality, while decreasing risk and liability to the organization.