Emergency Medical Services

AmbulanceMiami County EMS is proud to provide emergency medical services to Miami County, Kansas. In 2020, the department responded to 4095 calls serving a resident population of approximately 33,000 and covering an area of 590-square miles. About half of the residents of Miami County live in the three largest communities of Louisburg, Osawatomie, and Paola, the county seat.


Funding for the EMS department is through a combination of tax dollars and the revenue generated from emergency services and patient transport.

The department has also received grants from local foundations that have continued to support equipment purchases and the operations of the ambulance service.

Patient Care

Miami County EMS is dedicated to the health and safety of the residents of, and visitors to, Miami County, Kansas. The department strives to provide exceptional pre-hospital patient care with the leadership and support of our Medical Director, Dr. Stephen Meirose, DO, FACEP, and the Medical Executive Committee and Emergency Medicine Committee of Miami County Medical Center. We incorporate advanced treatment protocols with state-of-the-art equipment to provide the best care to the public we serve.

Our Mission

  • To provide emergency medical services commensurate with the expertise of it’s medical director, the staff of Miami County EMS, and the resources available. These services will be provided to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • To develop relationships with other healthcare providers to assure the continuity of care. With limited resources, continually assess our role and capability to ensure that the county's emergency medical needs are met.
  • Evaluate, on a continuous basis, the changing EMS system and the county’s appropriate role in terms of quality, cost, and access.
Miami County EMS, through the Board of County Commissioners, the Medical Director, the EMS Chief and administrative team, and staff shall, on a continuing basis, establish goals and objectives consistent with this stated mission.