Miami County EMS staffs four advanced-life-support (ALS) ambulances every day with a crew of at least one paramedic and one EMT on each ambulance. Our crews are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week and prepared to respond to any emergency or request for assistance. A Battalion Chief is in charge of the daily operations and is on duty to respond to calls as an additional ALS provider as needed to assist crews.


Miami County EMS currently responds out of three stations. Station 141 is located just south of Paola at 32765 Clover Drive and houses two staffed ambulances and a reserve ambulance that can be put into service during peak demand. Station 141 also houses department administration and the on-duty Battalion Chief.

Station 142 is located in the Louisburg Fire Department at 205 S. Metcalf and houses two ambulances and the office of the Deputy Chief. One ambulance is staffed 24/7 each day with the other kept in reserve. The reserve ambulance can be staffed for special events or when our system status requires additional resources.

Station 143 is located in Hillsdale. One advanced life support ambulance will be staffed 24/7 out of this station.

First Responders

We have fire department first response from the Louisburg Fire Department, Osawatomie Fire Department, Fontana Fire Department, Paola Fire Department, Drexel Fire Department, Wellsville Fire Department, and Johnson County Fire District #2.  These organizations provide fire department first response to calls in the county and are able to provide basic life support on EMS calls. Many times, they are first on scene and are able to begin treatment and stabilization before the ambulance arrives. 

Law Enforcement including the Miami County Sheriff's Office, the Paola Police Department, the Louisburg Police Department, the Osawatomie Police Department, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks also provide first response and can provide basic life support and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) if needed until our crews arrive on scene.


In 2020, Miami County EMS responded to 4095 requests for assistance or about 11 calls per day resulting in 2,785 patient transports. The average response time from the time the 9-1-1 call was received by the dispatcher until the time we were on scene was 9 minutes, 15 seconds. We continue to explore ways to improve response times and coverage to all our citizens in a primarily rural county of 590-square miles with a population of about 33,000.