Emergency Medical Services

The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department's EMS Division operates out of three fire stations. All of our first out ambulances have Stryker Power Pro cots, Lifepak 15 heart monitors, and identical medical equipment and bags. Each ALS engine carries a Lifepak 12 heart monitors which allow the engine crew to capture a 12-lead, defibrillate, or cardiovert a patient prior to the ambulance arriving. Our Service uses ePCR which allows us to utilize an iPad to complete our reports. Each station has a U-Cap-It vending machine to provide high level of security to our medications.

Our Medical Director is Dr. Sydney Leach from Mercy Medical Center. She has streamlined our system in to having one set of protocols and standard operating guidelines. She is active in our service and provides case review and refresher training to our staff.

Fire Station 37 operates one ALS ambulance and houses a reserve ambulance that is fully functional at all times. It can operate as the third or fourth transporting ambulance depending on call back during peak times. This station also operates a rescue/engine which has the rescue capabilities as a heavy rescue truck. It has full ALS compliments and has a keycard access/temperature controlled medication cooler/heater, Lifepak 12 Heart monitor, and a complete first out bag which includes intubation equipment and intraosseous equipment.

The middle station in our fire district is Fire Station 38. It sits almost directly in the middle of both Grimes and Johnston. At this station, there is an ALS ambulance and an ALS engine that both have full ALS compliments and keycard access/temperature controlled medication cooler/heater, Lifepak 12 Heart monitor, and a complete first out bag which includes intubation equipment and intraosseous equipment.

Fire Station 39 serves as the fire district’s headquarters. All EMS orders are delivered to this building and back stock of all medication and EMS equipment are stored in a climate controlled and keycard access room. This station has one ALS ambulance which is the busiest transporting ambulance in our fire district. It also has a rescue/engine which has the rescue capabilities as a heavy rescue truck. It has full ALS compliments and has a keycard access/temperature controlled medication cooler/heater, Lifepak 12 Heart monitor, and a complete first out bag which includes intubation equipment and intraosseous equipment.