About Callaway County EMS
Callaway County Ambulance District is a career emergency medical service agency serving 44,359 residents within Callaway County's 839 square miles. Our county is located in central Missouri. Contained within our county are 7 incorporated (1 of these being a portion of Jefferson City, the State Capitol) and 5 unincorporated communities. Although our county is mostly agricultural, we are home to light manufacturing, distribution, commercial businesses and tourism. We see an increase in transient population during the summer due to the number of people traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks which sees over 3,000,000 visitors each year.
Our department consists of 30 full-time and 20 part-time members. We are a non-affiliated municipal department that provides advanced life support with paramedics. Operations are based from 3 stations, located in the north, central, and south areas of our county. Our headquarters is located in Fulton, MO, and our other stations are located in Kingdom City, MO and Holts Summit, MO. Our headquarters is staffed 24/7 by 1 paramedic, 1 EMT-Basic, and a Shift Supervisor. Each of our other stations is staffed 24/7 by 1 paramedic and 1 EMT-Basic. We maintain a response fleet of 6 ambulances and 1 command/rapid response vehicle. In addition to our primary response area, we have mutual aid agreements with the surrounding counties to provide emergency medical response if requested. In recent years, we have added additional staff to meet the increasing call volume. We pride ourselves with being a leader among rural EMS departments in Missouri. We have a fleet of modern response vehicles, cutting edge equipment, progressive protocols and a staff of dedicated, well-trained EMT-Basics and paramedics.
In calendar year 2014, we responded to 4,800 requests for service. Our call volume is a combination of 911 emergency medical calls, traffic crashes, citizen assists, non-emergent and emergency inter-facility transports and mutual aid requests. In addition, we also performed numerous other details such as scheduled special event standbys. We are also active in education, offering CEU classes and EMT-Basic classes. We perform school, daycare, and summer camp visits to teach our local youth about injury prevention and what to do in an emergency.