Lincoln Medical Center
106 Medical Center Blvd.
Fayetteville, TN 37334
(931) 438.7409 (fax)
Director: Richard Wright
Lincoln Medical Center Emergency Medical Services
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. Our staff is part of the Accredited Chest Pain Center at Lincoln Medical Center and was chosen along with Lincoln Medical Center to be a Beta test site for the St Thomas Stroke network. Our staff complete over 30 hours of in service and continuing education yearly, and are required to complete yearly skills evaluations. We are recognized as an “A” rated ALS ambulance service by the state of Tennessee. Our services include but are not limited to: 911 emergency response covering 520 square miles with an approximate population of 39,000 residents, medical convalescent transport to and from doctors’ offices, dialysis, and surgery centers, Interfacility transfers to hospitals of higher care, Event Medicine, and Haz Mat response. We serve as oversight for Fayetteville Fire Department and Lincoln County Volunteer Fire Rescue First Responder programs and offer the Heart Safe Community program to citizens of Lincoln County. Our monthly call volume consists of over 500 calls per month, 41% emergency calls.
Presently, Lincoln Medical Center-EMS has 2 stations. Main station houses two 24 hour ALS units, workload BLS unit for heavy volume days, spare unit, the Mass Casualty Unit, and Director Unit 201. South Station houses one 24 hour ALS unit. 3 ALS ambulances are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the workload BLS unit and spare call in unit for heavy volumes. Our main station is located on the Lincoln Medical Center campus, and the South Station is located in Parks City on the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Airport campus. We employ 10 full time paramedics, 8 full time EMT’s, 4 PRN paramedics, and 5 PRN EMT’s. 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. For any questions, please contact:
Director Richard Wright