The Rescue Task Force program has put Rossford Fire & Rescue at the forefront of a nationwide change in the delivery of emergency medical care during critical incidents. Research on active shooter events shows that victims would have been more likely to survive if medical care was delivered sooner. The RTF model allows EMS to work under law enforcement protection in more dangerous areas during large-scale violent incidents. EMS personnel no longer have to wait for law enforcement to stop the violent act to provide medical care.
This training has strengthened the bond and improved the working relationship between the Rossford fire and police departments. Thanks in large part to RTF, emergency services in the City of Rossford will be more effective at any type of incident.