Adair County Ambulance Service

Adair County Ambulance Service 

Adair County Ambulance Service is the only paramedic-level ambulance in the county. The service provides 911 EMS and inter-facility transports for residents within the county, which covers 570 square miles, and to hospitals providing higher level care as necessary.


To provide high-quality emergency pre-hospital treatment and stabilization for serious illness/injuries and transport to definitive care as well as assist with this definitive care in the hospital setting.


EMS is a system of coordinated response and emergency care designed to maintain the community’s health and safety. EMS operates at the crossroads between health care, public health and public safety.

Adair County Ambulance works closely with partnering agencies and organizations, including fire and rescue, police and public health, particularly in the event of a natural disaster or large-scale accident impacting multiple individuals.

Ambulances are inspected by the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma  Services every three years.

Our EMS teams provide the following types of care:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) - Care provided to individuals who are needing basic care, such as oxygen delivery, bandaging of wounds, splitting of injuries, and care and transportation to a hospital Emergency Department.
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) - More invasive and advanced life support measures for Life-threatening emergencies, including those described under BLS, as well as cardiac emergencies, stroke, trauma., etc., in which EMS personnel may give injections, administer medications and place advanced airways.


Our ambulances are staffed with a Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and RN exempt Paramedics. 

BLS providers are highly trained medical professionals capable of the above skills, in addition to providing care to individuals who are experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway. This requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED) and relieving airway obstructions in patients of every age.

ALS providers maintain both BLS and ALS education and capabilities and offer care on the scene, in transit and in the hospital setting.


Phone: Call 911 for an emergency

Hours: The Adair County Ambulance service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.