The Johnston-Grimes Metropolitan Fire Department’s EMS Division operates out of the district’s three stations. All our first our ambulances have Stryker Power Pro cots, Lifepak 15 heart monitors, and identical medical equipment and bags. Each ALS engine has a keycard access/temperature-controlled medication cooler/heater, Lifepak 12 heart monitor, and a complete first out bag which includes intubation and intraosseous equipment. Our service uses ePCR which allows us to utilize an iPad to complete our reports. We have two U-Cap-It vending machines to provide a high level of security and temperature control to our medications.
The EMS Division is led by one of the Shift Captains. Dr. Sydney Leach is our medical director and is employed at Mercy Medical Center is Des Moines. She has streamlined our system into 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.