The Emergency Medical Service of Junction City is actually a division of the Junction City Fire Department that provides Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support pre-hospital care and transport for all of Geary County, including Junction City, Milford, and Grandview Plaza.
The Fire Department consists of 51 trained firefighters that are cross trained to perform Emergency Medical Services as well as fire suppression, rescue operations, and hazardous materials operations. Our personnel hold emergency medical certifications from the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic level through the level of Paramedic. The Junction City Fire Department is very progressive in the area of Emergency Medical Services. In 1998, we were the first EMS organization in the State of Kansas to implement the EMT-Intermediate level advanced initiatives, allowing our EMT-intermediates to perform endotracheal intubation and administer Albuterol in the field.
The Junction City Fire Department also has very progressive emergency medical service protocols, allowing our Paramedics and EMT-Intermediates to initiate intravenous access and endotracheal intubation. All Junction City Fire Department personnel are trained in semi-automated or manual external defibrillation. Through these progressive protocols our Paramedics have the ability to perform other key medical management procedures such as chest decompression, crichothyrotomy or surgical airway, rapid sequence intubation, and adult and pediatric intraoseous infusion. Our Paramedics also provide advanced life support by having the ability to administer 27 different emergency medications, as well as provide cardiac defibrillation and transcutaneous pacing.
All continuing education is provided in house by our Kansas Certified Training Officers and our three Kansas Certified Instructor Coordinators. Our goal is to obtain 6-9 more paramedics in the next couple of years through an in house training program and through the hiring process.
The Junction City Fire Department strives to provide the best pre-hospital emergency care possible to our residents, as well as those visiting or passing through our community.