Emergency Medical Services

CMH operates Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in four counties (Cedar, Hickory, Polk and St. Clair) with seven on-duty ambulances, 14 vehicles, and approximately 70 employees.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides state-licensed Advanced Life Support (ALS) transport capability in emergency and non-emergency capacity with safe and efficient treatment and transportation of patients, regardless of age or other protected status. Paramedics and EMTs respond to life-threatening medical and trauma patients, provide inter-hospital transfers, provide routine and scheduled transports, and provide support for law enforcement and fire/rescue operations. EMS also provides standby medical coverage at community events including sports, rodeos, and other events.

CMH Emergency Medical Services (EMS) integrates into the local communities through involvement with local fire and rescue squads, emergency management personnel, city and county governments, and area law enforcement agencies. We participate in disaster management planning and hazmat planning in all the communities we serve. The EMS staff also provides community-wide education on emergency response, injury prevention, and community health.

The majority of our service area is rural and suburban with 8,467 calls for service in the last 12 months (24 calls per day). Our service area includes four counties with a total population of 63,682 people in 2,179 square miles.