History of the Marion County Ambulance Service:
Prior to February 1972, the Funeral Directors in Marion County provided ambulance services. Upon their notification that they would no longer be providing this service, the Marion County Ambulance Service was established, with Charles Penner as the Director. Business was conducted at the County Health Office in the Courthouse.
The County system was set up with two ambulances, one based in Marion and one based in Hillsboro, the two largest cities in the county. It has expanded to include the following response sites and 80 volunteers:
Several sites are located throughout Marion County to give the best coverage possible. The following areas have a response team on call 24 hours a day:
Responsibilities of the ems department:
The Marion County EMS Department is responsible for providing the best possible emergency care to the public to protect and save lives. Educational classes are offered to the public (such as CPR, First Responder and EMT Training), and the Department strives to stay current on training requirements, and also to protect the privacy of our patients’ health information. As with many EMS Departments, we are always looking for more volunteers!
Insurance and Collection:
The EMS Department accepts assignment on all Medicare and Medicaid claims and will be responsible for submitting all insurance claims. For business or insurance questions regarding an ambulance bill, call (620) 382-3271.