FAIRVIEW EMS MEDICAL COMMAND STAFF
Communication is a vital part of any EMS Medical Command System. Knowing whom to contact when you need medical command direction/issues is vitally important and can be aggravating at times.Listed below are the various Medical Command facilities as well as the Medical Directors and EMS Coordinators responsible for medical direction.
Please feel free to contact the appropriate EMS Coordinators if you have questions related to your scope or practice, protocols or any other operational issues.
EMS Continuing Education classes are scheduled and conducted at the respective Fire Departments listed under our Command.
All Pre-hospital personnel are welcome, please call the respective department prior to coming, to make sure the class has not been changed. Any other questions can be directed to Cheryl Behm, EMS Coordinator/Educator, at 216.476.4742
Medical Command Departments: WESHARE Area Rescue Association
Avon Lake Fire Department Bay Village Fire Department Fairview Park Fire Department
32811 Walker Rd. 44012 28100 Wolf Rd. 44140 20777 Lorain Rd. 44126
440.933.8305 440.871.1214 440.333.1215
North Ridgeville Fire Department Olmsted Twp. Fire Department
7090 Avon Belden Rd. 44039 26900 Cook Rd. 44138
Rocky River Fire Department Westlake Fire Department
21012 Hilliard Rd. 44116 2110 Columbia Rd. 44145
Fairview Medical Command Staff
Joseph Lally, MD
Cheryl Behm, RN, EMT-P, EMS-I
Cheryl Behm is currently the EMS Coordinator for Fairview Hospital, having joined the Fairview family in April, 2012. She transferred from Lakewood Hospital where she held the EMS coordinator position for over 30 years. After graduating from the Ohio State University College of Nursing with her BSN, she started her career in the CCU at Lakewood Hospital. At that time, she began working with the rescue squads on the West Side of Cleveland. Cheryl taught many of the paramedics on Cleveland’s West Side the skills needed in the pre-hospital setting. She has been involved with WESHARE for many years, providing EMS education to paramedics of nine West Side suburbs. During her years at Lakewood, Cheryl also had many different roles. After functioning in the CCU as the assistant clinical nurse manager, she worked as Critical Care Instructor, clinical nurse manager of Lakewood’s Emergency Department, Clinical Care Coordinator, staff nurse, and most recently, Trauma Program Manager at both Lakewood Hospital and Huron Hospital. During her tenure at Lakewood, she functioned as the hospital’s EMS coordinator. Cheryl also worked as a nurse recruiter and staff development instructor. She taught in both the Tri-C and LCCC Paramedic programs during the early years of those programs. In her spare time, she also was a Parish Nurse for Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood. She has been married to Randy for 28 years and lives in Westlake with their two dogs Golden Retriever, Annie, and Black Lab/Golden Retriever mix, Shadow. Both of her sons, David and Jon, are grown and gone.
Joe Gavlak, NREMT-P, EMS-I, FP-C
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