Comprehensive Emergency Ambulance Services
The Pulaski County Ambulance District provides emergency medical services, transfers, special coverage’s, and other services for the citizens of the ambulance district. The service has four ambulance bases: the main office in Waynesville, a base in Crocker, Richland, and Laquey, Missouri. The bases are staffed with a paramedic and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) on each ambulance. Each base has one first out ambulance, except the Waynesville base has two first out ambulances because of the heavy call volume in the Waynesville-St. Robert area.
The district responds to a little over 5000 patients each year. Most of these patients are transported to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, on Fort Leonard Wood, St. John’s-Lebanon Hospital in Lebanon, and Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.
PCAD provides mutual aid response for the Fort Leonard Wood, Dixon, Phelps County, and St. John’s ambulance services.
Special Coverage: PCAD provides standby coverage for police and fire departments several times per year. This is a service to provide emergency care and preventative medical care for firefighters; and emergency care for police and/or citizens.
Sports: PCAD provides ambulance coverage to school sports events and other events such as graduations.
Community Events: PCAD provides ambulance coverage at fairs, truck and tractor pulls, rodeos, Railroad Days, Old Settler’s Day, and many others throughout the year.
Transfers: Frequently a patient needs to be transported to a facility for special services, surgeons, or specialty physicians. PCAD provides these transfers as much as possible. The most frequent long distance transport requested is the Springfield hospitals, followed by Columbia, and St. Louis.
Prevention: The district has the philosophy that it is better to prevent an emergency then to respond to one. Therefore, PCAD provides various safety and health services to the community. Citizens are welcome to stop at one of the ambulance bases for blood pressure, blood sugar, or other vital signs checks.
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