Emergency Medical Services (EMS), also known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are emergency services which treat illnesses and injuries that require an urgent medical response, providing out-of-hospital treatment and transport to definitive care. EMS providers encounter a wide variety of patients in life threatening situations, from car accidents, to drownings, to incidents of cardiac arrest, stroke, overdose, trauma and mass casualty incidents. Vernon County Ambulance District currently employs 2 crews at all times to cover the city and county needs. Vernon County currently encompasses 837 square miles of ground and a population of 20,437. Cities in Missouri covered within the coverage area include: Nevada, Bronaugh, Schell City, Moundville, Sheldon, Milo, Walker, Metz, Deerfield, Stotesbury, Richards and Harwood.
When your local health provider does not have the services necessary to treat you, but an ambulance is medically necessary, meaning you cannot be safely transported by private vehicle, our ambulance service may be called to transport you to a different medical facility. We transport patients to a variety of hospitals in Joplin and the Kansas City area.