Osage County EMS is located in Osage City, Kansas, south of Topeka Kansas approximately 30 miles. Osage County EMS serves over 17,000 citizens and has two large reservoirs which attract over 15,000 people a year. Osage County includes the towns of Burlingame, Carbondale, Lyndon, Melvern, Osage City, Overbrook, Olivet, Quenemo, Scranton, and Vassar. Osage County EMS began servicing the area and its citizens January 1st, 2012 and is the primary emergency medical provider in the Osage area. Osage County EMS transports to and/or from Stormont-Vail of Topeka, University of Kansas Health Systems: St. Francis Campus of Topeka, KU Medical Center of Kansas City, Children’s Mercy of Kansas City, Emporia Hospital, Ransom Memorial Hospital, and many other care facilities in Northeast and Southeast Kansas surrounding areas.
Osage County EMS has two ambulances staffed 24 hours a day, Seven days a week, with many employees available for additional ambulances at any given time. Osage County EMS provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) and emergent/non-emergent transport for the sick and injured. Many OCEMS providers first respond to medical and traumatic calls whether on duty or not. OCEMS frequently calls upon LifeStar, which provides ambulatory services in the air.
OCEMS responds to every structure fire to “stand-by” and to promote firefighter hydration and overall health. OCEMS also provides classes to the public, and is involved in community organizations and boards, parades and functions, and makes it a priority to be actively involved with our youth.
Osage County EMS is honored to employ Dr. Deb Smith, MD, NREMT-P, as their Medical Director.