December 20, 2022
Chief Nicholas Vazquez
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP EMS COVERAGE
The Independence First Aid Squad (IFAS) is proud to announce the expansion of our primary
EMS coverage to the Township of Mansfield, effective midnight on January 1, 2023. IFAS was
named the primary EMS agency for the Township of Mansfield through township ordinance on
December 14, 2022, after the Township approached IFAS to establish a plan to increase
adequate EMS staffing for the Township.
Year to date, for 2022, IFAS has been dispatched to 114 calls for service in the Township of
Mansfield with an average dispatch to on-scene time of 15 minutes. Additionally, most of the
calls for service IFAS has handled in the Township of Mansfield have been handled as a 3 rd due
or staffed agency response. This means IFAS was not requested to respond to the incident for
more than 12 minutes after the initial primary EMS agency was dispatched, drastically delaying
IFAS will be providing 24/7 EMS coverage to the Township of Mansfield. In addition, IFAS will
add an additional staffed BLS Ambulance in the Township of Mansfield during the peak call
volume to reduce response times and ensure adequate staffing for all of the townships we
service. Our staffed Ambulance that will be placed in the Township of Mansfield is estimated to
handle 65-70% of the call volume in the Township of Mansfield.
Year to date, for 2022, IFAS has been dispatched to 1,469 calls for service. While 2022 has been
our busiest year, we have provided a 99% response rate to our primary area. Year to date, we
have missed 15 calls for service in our primary response area.
Adding Mansfield Township to our coverage area will not change the services IFAS currently
provides to Independence and Liberty Townships.