To provide quality, responsive and cost effective pre-hospital advanced life support care and transport to the citizens of Leavenworth County, KS.
Serving Leavenworth County Since 1976
By a voter referendum, Leavenworth County EMS was established in 1976. That referendum granted the county the rights to own operate and collect taxes, from county residence, to provide an emergency medical service. Originally EMS was a basic life support service. In 1981 the voters again went to the poll and passed another referendum, which would allow the Board of County Commissioners to tax a maximum of three (3) mils to support an advanced life support service.
Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service upgraded to an advanced life support ambulance service in 1982 and continues to operate that level of service today. The Board of County Commissioners oversees the fiscal management of the service and appoints the Director to oversee daily operations and staff management. EMS is a department within county government and provides services to the entire county. We hold an exclusive provider-ship, which means all calls for an ambulance, which originate within the geographic boundaries of Leavenworth, require our permission to respond