Emergency Medical Services
Gregg Mentzel, Manager
Emergency Medical Services care for the sick and injured through prevention, response, intervention, and transport to an appropriate medical facility.
Two EMS stations - one in Gillette and one in Wright - cover Campbell County and beyond.
CCH EMS generated 3,428 patient and event reports from the 3,409 EMS incidents handled by the Campbell County Sheriff's Department
EMS also provides standby services for special events such as sporting events for an hourly fee.
Staff includes: 15 full-time employees
- 16 EMT-Paramedics (> 1800 hour education programs - none available locally)
- 5 EMT-Intermediates (32-240 hours beyond EMT-Basic, a modular format)
- 21 EMT- Basic Attendants (160 hour - local class offerings)
- 1 EMT-Paramedic/RN
- 1 EMT/RN
- 1 EMT/Pharmacist
- 1 RN
CCH EMS is committed to quality by monitoring the fractile response times (from call to EMS Provider arrival on scene), physician review of all low volume/high risk procedures and events, continual study of chest pain patient recognition and treatment, and staff participation in PHTLS, ACLS, PALS, ABLS - all national certification courses.
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Charges for services
Charges are based on the level of service provided such as critical care transport, advanced life support (emergency or non-emergency), or basic life support (emergency or non-emergency), and with mileage.
Ever wonder what to do when an ambulance approaches with their lights and sirens on?
Watch the video below and check out these tips provided by EMS:
1. Pull to the right—ambulances should always pass on the left unless it’s unavoidable.
2. If you are at an intersection or stop sign DO NOT hurry and turn—especially if you are making a left turn. Stay put and turn on your flashers so the ambulance driver knows that you see them approaching.
3. Never tail an ambulance. Ambulance drivers cannot see vehicles directly behind them, and this can be especially dangerous when they are making their way through an intersection.
4. While driving on the highway or interstate, do not pass an ambulance with flashing lights while it is moving—this is illegal and very dangerous for you and the ambulance crew. When emergency vehicles are stopped on the side of the road, always be aware of your speed and road conditions as there is no safety shield between you and the EMS crew.