Miami County EMS staffs a minimum of three 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 on duty to respond to calls as needed to assist crews.


Miami County EMS currently responds out of two stations. Station 141 is located just south of Paola at 32765 Clover Drive and houses two ambulances 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, the other is 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 and will be fully operational in April of 2020. One advanced life support ambulance will be staffed 24/7 out of this station.

First Responders

In addition to EMS response, 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. Johnson County Fire District #2 is able to respond with an ambulance. They provide coverage to the northern part of Miami County and provide assistance to the rest of the county when our own resources have been depleted. 

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 2018, Miami County EMS responded to 3,553 requests for assistance or about 9.7 calls per day resulting in 2,460 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 8 minutes, 57 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.

Leading Calls

The leading calls for assistance in 2018 were:
  • General medical
  • Trauma
  • Cardiac
  • Respiratory
  • Seizures