tn_ambulance_2012East Bay EMS-9A is a Basic Life Support (BLS) service that has two ambulances that serve East Bay Township for 911 emergency services.  Our newest ambulance was welcomed in to the fleet in 2016.  Currently we have 3 full time pd staff, 3 permanent part time paid staff and supplement the schedule with 11 part paid on call staff.  Our staff consists of 6 paramedics, 10 EMTs and 1 Medical First Responder.  One of our staff is currently in Paramedic school.  Our base of operation is out of Metro Fire Station #9 on High Lake Road in East Bay Township.  We have daytime office hours seven days a week from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm.  Night time on call hours are 8:00 pm to 6:00 am, nightly.

East Bay 9A runs approximately 450 calls per year.  We partner for Advanced Life Support (ALS) services with North Flight EMS when needed.  We provide continuing education for our staff on a monthly basis and work hand in hand with the Metro Fire Department and Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department Township Community Police Officers (which also have an office at Metro Station 9). 

We participate in the “File for Life” program in our county.  Please stop by station 9 for your own “File for Life” compact folder to fill out and place on your refrigerator.  This allows access to your emergency information for first responders in the event that you are unable to communicate information to the first responding crews. 

We also participate in various activities and events in our township community on a regular basis.  We also participate with the National Cherry Festival, assisting North Flight EMS for medical coverage with all the additional people that come into town! 

Please note that during inclement weather and/ or power outages, Station 9 is staffed with personnel and generators running for your emergency needs.  We can charge phones and other electronics, provide water, limited restroom facilities etc. as needed.  In case of a major incident, all Metro Fire stations and East Bay EMS will be staffed 24 hours a day as needed.

Please feel free to stop by and say hi, get your blood pressure checked, or just bring in the kids for a visit!  We would love to see you and proudly show you our townships’ EMS service.

Tim Newton
Ambulance Operations


1tn_fireGrand Traverse Metro firefighter John Ehardt from Station # 9 on High Lake Road removes a door using the Jaws of Life during extrication training. (Also pictured Lt. Jeff Carpenter, FF Kyle Clute, and FF Doug Carver)

2tn_fire2Grand Traverse Metro Fire Captain Tony Posey demonstrates an extrication technique known as a "Dash Lift" during training. (Also pictured Lt. Jeff Carpenter and FF Andy Doornbos)

3tn_fire3_1Grand Traverse Metro firefighter Sara Posey raises a ladder up to the roof during training while Lt. Jeremy Metcalf assists. (Also pictured FF Kyle Clute)

4tn_fire4Grand Traverse Metro Fire Lieutenant Jeff Carpenter (top) and Firefighter John Ehardt (bottom) practice ladder drills on our 75' ladder truck during a training exercise.

East Bay Township Fire Prevention Ordinance click here