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.

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 Mary Sidell, EMS Coordinator/Educator, at 216.227.2594


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Joseph Lally, MD
Medical Direction
Emergency Dept.
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 Dr. Joe Lally is a Emergency Room Physician with privilages at Fairview Hospital ED and Lakewood FHC. He grew up in Rocky River and attended St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. He continued his undergraduate studies at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Medical School at Loyola Univerity of Chicago and competed his residency at Metro Health Medical Center. He currently is the Cleveland Clinic EMS Medical Director for the Rocky River Fire Department, Fairview Park Fire Department and Lakewood Fire Department. 




Mary Sidell, RN, EMT-P, EMS-I
EMS Coordinator
EMS Educator
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Mary is currently a paramedic with the Lakewood Fire Department as well as an Emergency Department nurse at Cleveland Clinic Brunswick FHC. She has worked as a Dispatcher for the Central Medical Emergency Dispatch Center as well as a member of Cleveland EMS for 4 years. She is a State certified EMS Instructor as well as an AHA instructor for all disiplines.  She resides in the Brunswick area and enjoys spending time with her family and horses.


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