Lincoln County began its ambulance service operation under the supervision of the county hospital on September 1, 1972. There was only basic first aid service in the beginning, with nine full-time employees working 24-hour shifts every other day. Two ambulances were staffed twenty-four hours a day. Within a year all employees had successfully completed the state sanctioned EMT (emergency medical technician) training course. The new EMTs gave the citizens of Lincoln County BLS (basic life support) service countywide for the first time.
In 1975 the county had its first three EMT-Paramedics, offering ALS (advanced life support) through the ambulance service. By this time, the ambulance service was recognized as an Emergency Medical Service (EMS). Advances in training and equipment have always been a priority in our ambulance service.
There have been many advances in EMS for Lincoln County in the last 40 years. Today our EMTs and Paramedics are provided with the latest training and technology to meet the medical emergencies they encounter every day. We have state of the art equipment and aggressive protocols to meet the ever changing needs of our patients.
Presently, Lincoln Medical Center-EMS has three ALS units staffed 24 hours daily and an 8 hour per day BLS day truck for heavy volume days. We average 504 calls per month, 47% of which are emergency responses. LMC-EMS has a total of 19 full time employees consisting of 9 Emergency Medical Technicians and 10 Paramedics with 4 part time Paramedics and 5 part time EMT’s. We operate out of two stations, one located on the Lincoln Medical Center campus and one unit stationed in the south area of the county at the airport.
Our services include, but not limited to,
911 emergency response
Non emergency medical transport
State ambulance strike team member
First responder program coordinator
Heart Safe Community coordinator
Haz Mat response/ search and rescue
Lincoln Medical Center EMS is an “A” rated ambulance service within the state of Tennessee. We strive to constantly stay up to date with the latest training and technology to better serve our community. The EMS Staff is anxious to provide the very best patient care to all the citizens of Lincoln County and all that visit or pass through our beautiful region of Tennessee.
106 Medical Center BLVD
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Business phone- (931) 438-7407
Fax- (931) 438-7409
Emergency phone- 911
Richard Wright, Director