PHASTAR 2543 is the area’s first dedicated EMS/Rescue Boat.  A 25’ decommissioned USCG RB-S, this vessel, while deployed is set up with BASIC/ADVANCED life support equipment, AED, reeve’s stretcher and water rescue capabilities. Along with providing a “on water” base for continuing maritime education for DAVIS A&M students, PHASTAR 2543 conducts escorts of deep draft vessels up/down bound the Cuyahoga River ensuring a safe environment for the recreational/commercial traffic along with providing medical/rescue support for the numerous sailing, rowing, powerboating and other on water events on Lake Erie here in North East Ohio.