Fillmore Emergency Medical Services has an outstanding group of dedicated volunteers, and Life Flight would like to thank them for their service throughout the years.
The first responders of Fillmore have been providing their community with the best service and highest quality emergency medical care possible since the early 1970s.
In those days, they were a hospital-based agency, and all they had to use was a hearse that was shared by the local mortuary. Around 1979, they moved to a county-based agency, which was funded and administered by Millard County.
As the third largest county in the state, Millard County is split into two coverage areas: Delta and Fillmore. Fillmore is located 120 miles south of Salt Lake City and has an ambulance coverage of about 3,000 square miles; 6,000 residents; and 69 miles of Interstate Highway.
Fillmore Emergency Medical Services works with a lot of groups and must be ready for a variety of situations due to their diverse landscape and spread out community. They help with search and rescue calls, law enforcement calls, fire department extrications, and mountain rescues.
Their volunteer staff consists of 16 AEMTs and two EMTs. On average, they respond to about 335 emergency requests per year. Of those 335, just over 100 are interfacility transfers; each transfer usually takes around five to six hours depending on the destination hospital.
As an Advanced EMT agency, the volunteers attend at least 16 training sessions a year and train with the local Search and Rescue Team and the Fire Department.
In 2013, they moved into a beautiful, new building that houses three full-service ambulances along with a training room, their equipment, and their staff.
Fillmore Emergency Medical Services Team:
- Training Officers: Lindsay Mitchell, Jane Rasmussen, Kimberly Rowell, and Charity Tingey
- Maintenance Officers: Vance Beckstead and Chad Imlay
- Supervisor: UnaRae Taylor
- Director: Forrest Roper under the direction of Sheriff Robert Dekker
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