Communication is a vital part of any EMS Medical direction system. Knowing whom to contact when you need medical direction/issues is vitally important and can be aggravating at times. Listed below are the various Medical Direction 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 Medical Direction as well as at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. All Pre-hospital personnel within this medical direction 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 Coordinator/Educator, at 

coned4Medical Direction Departments: 


  • Arrowhead Joint Fire District                        Baltic VFD
  • Bolivar VFD                                                  Buckeye Career Center
  • Dellroy VFD                                                  Dennison VFD
  • Dover Fire Department                                 Fairfield Township VFD
  • Leesville VFD                                                Midvale VFD
  • Mineral-Sandy EMS                                      New Philadelphia Fire Department
  • Sherrodsville EMS                                         Sherrodsville VFD
  • Smith Ambulance                                           Stone Creek VFD
  • Strasburg VFD                                                SugarCreek VFD
  • Tri-County Ambulance                                    Tuscarawas County Sherrif's Office
  • Uhrichsville VFD                                              Wayne Township VFD
  • York Township VFD


caduceusUnion Hospital Medical Direction Staff


miller kevin


Kevin J. Miller, MD

Medical Direction
Emergency Dept. Medical Director


pleshinger john



John Pleshinger, MD
Assistant Medical Director
Emergency Department



For New Philadelphia Fire Dept, Dover Fire Department and Smith Ambulance



Brian Stewart, EMT-P

EMS Coordinator



Brian Stewart has been in the fire service for 24 years and serves as a Lieutenant with the Dover Fire Dept. He serves as the EMS coordinator for the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital. He is also a paramedic with the National Disaster Medical System - DMAT PA3. He has also served as a firefighter and paramedic with numerous departments. He is a certified Fire Officer 1, Fire and EMS CE instructor, and Fire Investigator. Most recently Brian has served on the State of Ohio EMS for Children learning collaborative project. In his spare time he travels around the east coast with his wife, 2 children, 2 dogs in a camper searching for the perfect retirement spot.


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