In 1999, COTS hospital and EMS partners in Franklin County developed a novel approach to creating a culture of safety through their collaborative creation of the Emergency Patient Transport Plan (EPTP)Today, that plan continues to evolve as needed to meet the mission of COTS.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As a supplement to the EPTP, RTAS participating hospitals update their busyness status in the Real-Time Activity Status (RTAS) web-based system.

To read more about the EPTP, visit EMSWORLD, Ohio Diversion Plan Keeps Emergency Patients Moving