Wichita, KS 67213
Sedgwick County EMS is committed to providing quality
out-of-hospital health care.
SCEMS is the primary agency responsible for the
care and transportation of persons who become acutely ill or injured, and are in
need of ambulance transport to a hospital using advanced life support (ALS)
ambulances. Additionally, SCEMS provides scheduled ambulance transportation
services for persons who require routine transfer due to a medical necessity.
SCEMS crews are stationed at 15 posts throughout Sedgwick
A paramedic is the highest level of pre-hospital emergency
care provider in the state of Kansas. Paramedics provide advanced emergency
pre-hospital life support. Procedures that paramedics deliver include the
following in addition to the EMT skills listed above:
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a basic-level,
pre-hospital health care provider. EMTs perform the following basic life support
The men and women of Sedgwick County EMS provide service with
respect, integrity, and compassion 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sedgwick
County EMS responds to an average of 155 requests for service per day and more
than 56,000 responses per year.
If you are interested in advancing your EMS career with Sedgwick County, visit
Implemented in the spring of 2010, the Sedgwick County EMS
Bike Medic Team is designed for deployment at various special events. The
primary objective of the Bike Medic Team is to provide rapid response through
congested areas, allowing paramedics to arrive at the patient's side faster than
a traditional ambulance might. Sedgwick County EMS currently uses four mountain
bikes and has fourteen members.
The Sedgwick County EMS Honor Guard ensures that the spirit of honor, reverence
and respect is not an afterthought of our organization. The honor guard pays
respect to those who died on or off duty to honor their contributions to our
Sedgwick County EMS Reserves is a volunteer group that
supports SCEMS by providing additional help in the form of Kansas Certified
EMTs. These volunteers respond and act in a manner that is safe to the provider
and to the patient, and receive hands-on experience in preparation for a career
If you are interested in serving as a Reserve for Sedgwick
County EMS please email the director of the reserves Kerri Trower at
firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at
Kansas HRePartners. You may also call the EMS Administrative Office at 660-7994
if you have additional questions or inquiries. Sedgwick County is an equal
The Sedgwick County EMS Explorers are a voluntary post
organized under the Learning for Life Explorer program, sponsored by the
Sedgwick County EMS and under the direction of full time EMS Paramedics.
Exploring is the young adult career education program of
Learning for Life for both young men and women who are 14 and graduates of the
eighth grade or 15 through 20 years of age.
The focus of Explorer Post 911 is Emergency Medical Services.
Post members who are 16 years of age, after completing some initial
requirements, may ride on Sedgwick County EMS units for a 12-hour shift once or
twice a month. All Post members have opportunities to participate in other
EMS-related events, such as River Festival standbys and some public relations
events. The Post also manages first aid stations for large Scouting events
involving hundreds or even thousands of participants on a regular basis. These
are good experiences for the development of leadership skills and a chance to
use your first aid knowledge. Training and learning opportunities are provided
on a regular basis at Post meetings. The majority of the adults who work with
our members are paramedics, EMTs, and other health professionals with a
background in the emergency field.
Post meetings are usually held twice a month, on the second
and fourth Sunday afternoons, if possible. Our meeting days sometimes vary
however, because of the events we participate in and because the health
professionals who work with the Post have work schedules that change frequently.
We usually meet at the Sedgwick County E.M.S. Training Center which is located
at 1015 W. Stillwell. It’s always best to contact someone associated with the
Post before attending your first meeting to be sure of schedules and locations –
a phone number is provided below for that information.
For more information about the EMS Explorer Post contact the
Post Advisor Kelly Dixon at 316-218-7867 or by contacting EMS Post Coordinator
Robert Haig at 316-992-3411
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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