For several years, the City of Paris Emergency Medical Service has operated three full-time ambulances and one part-time, 12-hour-per-day, non-emergency transfer ambulance to serve the City and Lamar County.
As call volume increased, it wasn’t uncommon for all four ambulances to simultaneously be assigned to emergency calls for service.
Patient care during five or more simultaneous calls was continued using certified emergency medical personnel from the Paris Fire Department and volunteer departments in the county.
As part of the 2023-2024 City budget, the part-time ambulance staffing was made full-time.
The fourth unit maintains primary responsibility for non-emergency transfers but is now available full-time to take emergency calls when needed.
Paris EMS is also adding new mechanical ventilators and IV pumps to the intervention methods available in the Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) for improved patient care.