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Education Offerings


Medical Standbys
Community Events
Public Demonstrations



LifeCare Paramedics exemplify some of the strongest attributes in the industry. Given our diverse service offering, they are able to continuously gain experience in various clinical environments. They operate under modern protocols and maintain competency with advanced, progressing practices applied towards Cardiovascular emergency management, Cardiac Arrest Survivability, Trauma systems, Emergency operations, and continuity of care.


Our EMT's have the fortunate advantage of functioning in a hybrid environment. Operating at the EMT-basic level they assist our Paramedics in both, emergent and non-emergent settings, and also manage BLS level requests. LifeCare EMT's receive continuous education in their respective scope of practice and are provided with excellent resources for advancing their level of knowledge. Aside from their standard required certifications they are also certified in ITLS.

Wheelchair Attendents

Wheelchair attendants are certified in American Heart Association CPR and operate the assisted transportation aspect of LifeCare Ambulance Inc. They do not provide direct medical care but accommodate the need for assistance regarding transportation to and from routine exams and procedures. While they typically operate wheelchair transportation vans, they also utilize walker-assist sedans and the group bus.


Our dispatchers and call-takers handle many different forms of operations communication. Their duties range from emergency call management and obtaining necessary resources to unit assignment and the scheduling of service requests. LifeCare Dispatchers also manage communications for the Central Lorain County Ambulance District. They receive continuous education and possess various certifications, even up to the Paramedic level.

Modern Technology
Reliable Technology

We strive to enable our providers with the most resourceful tools available. We maintain many forms of proven technology, while implementing processes for the acquisition of new industry standards. Some of our resources include:

  • Power Cots
  • Cardiac Monitors
  • Road Safety Monitoring
  • Drive Cams
  • Electronic Dispatching Software
  • Electronic Reporting
  • Vehicle Safety Systems
  • Data Terminals with GPS

Station 1 - Elyria

This facility houses the units that service the areas of Elyria, Carlisle Township, and ALS-Backup for Grafton.

Station 2 - Lorain

This facility houses the units that service the city of Lorain and backup for the Amherst area.

Station 9 - Amherst

This facility houses the units that service the areas of Amherst, Amherst Township, and South Amherst.

Station 10 - UH Avon

This facility houses the units that service the UH Avon Emergency Care Center.

Station 8 - Wheelchair & Maintenence

This facility houses the units that fulfill our assisted transportation options, as well as maintenance.

Main Office - Headquarters

This facility houses all dispatch, administration, financial, technology, and support staff. Our EMS academy also operates here.


911 Emergency

LifeCare Ambulance is the primary 911 provider for the cities of Elyria, Lorain, and Amherst. We also provide EMS for the Village of South Amherst, Amherst Township, Carlisle Township, and regions of additional surrounding townships. We also provide a dedicated unit to the UH Avon Emergency Care Center.

As we service various events that scale different sizes, we maintain working relationships with many different community resources including Police, Fire, Life Flight, Hazmat, and Swat.

All providers receive continuous education and quality assurance. LifeCare providers maintain and stay current with all certification standards, and obtain additional certifications from the LifeCare EMS Academy.

ALS & BLS Transport

Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support are two different forms of ambulance medical requirement. ALS generally involves advanced clinical monitoring and/or intervention. All ALS events operate with a minimum of 1 Paramedic, while BLS can be managed by EMT's.

Monitoring and/or Interventions that classify as ALS include, but are not limited to advanced airway management, cardiac monitoring, intravenous infusions, medication administration through various routes, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

BLS level monitoring and/or intervention may entail medical supervision, basic airway management, CPR & AED, limited medication administration, and first aid.

Wheelchair & Assisted

Our wheelchair/ambulette option provides reliable transportation to medical procedures, scheduled exams, and routine treatments. Transport is achieved with a commercially-equipped wheelchair security & safety system in modified vans with power lifts. All operators are CPR trained & certified.

Our assisted transportation group provides a special form of non-medical transportation in the form of a helping hand. Individuals experiencing limited mobility that commonly use walkers or other assisted devices may find this option as a great form of reliable transportation for scheduled medical procedures. These vehicles are small sedans and all operators are trained in CPR.


LifeCare Ambulance offers an 18 passenger bus for group transportation to events or gatherings.

The bus is also used in Mass Casualty situations to provide climate-controlled triage space for multiple patients involved in the scene.

Event Coverage

As we are equipped to handle many large scale events, both emergent and non-emergent, we can provide medical support for many different events. This can range from full a ALS stand-bye to BLS bike units.

In addition to many special events throughout the year we routinely provide medical support for local festivals, sporting events, and health fairs.

Community Demonstrations

We make every effort to maintain an excellent level of involvement with community. Through public demonstrations we provide exposure to EMS, public health information, and safety awareness.
We commonly participate in public safety demonstrations, school visits, parades, and community gatherings.


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The LifeCare EMS Academy

Our in-house, Nationally Accredited education academy provides certification courses and continuous education to all LifeCare Ambulance providers. The academy is also open to the public and provides various courses ranging from CPR to a full Paramedic program. National Accreditation is honored through the Comission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, which reviews and accredits over 2,000 educational programs in 23 health and science occupations.

  • Paramedic Program
  • EMT Courses
  • Paramedic & EMT Refreshers
  • EMS Instructor

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Feb. 3 & 4, 2016
  • May 10 & 11, 2016
  • Aug. 23 & 24, 2016
  • Dec. 6 & 7, 2016

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • Apr. 19 & 20, 2016
  • July 12 & 13, 2016
  • Oct. 11 & 12, 2016

International Trauma Life Support

  • Feb. 23 & 24, 2016
  • May 24 & 25, 2016
  • Aug. 16 & 17, 2016
  • Nov. 8 & 9, 2016

Pediatric International Trauma Life Support

  • Apr. 12, 2016
  • Nov, 15, 2016

Advanced Medical Life Support

  • Mar. 8 & 9, 2016

Geriatrics Emergency Medical Services

  • Mar. 22 & 23, 2016

Paramedic Refresher

  • Feb. 8 - 12, 2016
  • May 16 - 20, 2016
  • Oct. 17 - 21, 2016

EMT Refresher

  • May 2 - 6, 2016
Phone: 440-365-1140
640 Cleveland St
Elyria, OH 44035

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