Boardman Fire Department Launching Ambulance Service

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The township fire department will launch its own ambulance service in January. 

The new service aims to enhance emergency medical services in the community, alleviating strain on private ambulance companies and facilitating mutual aid with surrounding areas, a news release states.

“This new service will act as a safety net for emergency calls, reducing response times, supporting both ambulance and fire personnel and, ultimately, improving health outcomes for our residents,” said Boardman fire Chief Mark Pitzer.

The ambulance service will operate 24/7, providing Advanced Life Support care.

“This valued service will provide additional protection to our Boardman residents and visitors to our community,” Trustee Tom Costello said.

Brian Hallquist, president of Boardman Professional Firefighters IAFF1176, said first responders are “committed to providing the highest level of public service to the residents and visitors of Boardman Township.”

For more information about the ambulance service, email Pitzer at

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.