Emergency Medical Services
Caring For Our Community
South Lincoln Hospital District Emergency Medical Services provides ambulance transport and emergency medical treatment for South Lincoln County, Wyoming. The service is based in the city of Kemmerer but serves an area of more than 1,500 square miles (located high in the rolling hills of western Wyoming near the Continental Divide) and a combined population of approximately 5,000. The boundaries of the service area encompass terrain that includes steep forested mountains, lakes, rivers, and high desert "off road" plains. The character of the area, high elevation and climate require that the EMS personnel be trained to provide service in this environment, as well as be able to handle emergencies involving oil rigs, mines, industrial sites, agriculture, recreation areas and waterways.
EMS Staff and Facility
The EMS staff is composed of a combination of full-time employed training and administration staff and volunteers of EMT and Intermediate EMT levels.
A Multipurpose Ambulance Storage and Training Facility which provides a modern fully equipped base for training and operations was completed in 1999.
The EMS collaborates with both fixed wing and helicopter ambulance services from Salt Lake City, Utah, Pocatello, ID, and Denver, Colorado to provide speedy transport to metropolitan hospitals when needed.