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It's an honor to announce that our very own,  Dr. James Sauto, M.D., has been named the receipient of the 2018 EMS Medical Director of the Year by the Ohio Department of Public Safety EMS Division.
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Congratulations on receiving such a prestigous award and for your dedication to advancing EMS patient care within the State of Ohio. We are honored to have you as our Medical Director and look forward to your continued support of Fire and EMS services and the communities we serve. Thank you for your tireless and proactive support of EMS on a daily basis and it is truly an honor to serve with you.


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 Dennis Linsky, EMS Coordinator/Educator, at 216.491.6496

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Beachwood Fire Department           Warrensville Heights Fire Dept.

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Johnathan Klein, MD
Medical Command
Medical Director
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Dr. Klein is the Medical Director for the Beachwood Fire Department and Warrensville Heights Fire Department. Dr. Klein is also the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at South Pointe Hospital.




Dennis Linsky, BS,EMT-P, EMS-I, FSI

EMS Instructor
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Dennis is  a Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Mayfield Heights  since 1995. He was promoted to Captain in June of 2014 and is in charge of EMS. Dennis became an EMS instructor for South Pointe Hospital in April 2011 and was promoted to EMS Coordinator in February 2015. Dennis is sharing the new role with Brian Summers. Dennis has a Bachelor's of Science in Fire and Emergency Management and is also a state certified EMS Instructor. Dennis is an instructor for BLS, ACLS and PALS. He lives in Mayfield Heights with his wife Maribeth and three daughters, Madeline, Olivia and Megan.



Brian Summers, NREMT-P, EMS-I,

EMS Coordinator
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