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Ambulance Services

AMMC Ambulance Service is a 24 hour a day/7 day a week/365 days a year, Advanced Life Support Service with four total bases; two located in Paragould, one in Rector and one in Corning. We have a central dispatch center located in Paragould for dispatching all bases. All EMT's and Paramedics are State Licensed and/or National Registered and trained in advanced care for all ages. All Paramedics are trained in advanced courses such as ITLS (International Trauma Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support). AMMC Ambulance Service personnel strive to maintain continuous advancement in their skills to provide the highest level of pre-hospital care to the community. The community can be assured that when they call for an emergency that they will receive prompt and proficient care starting at the place of injury or sickness until they arrive at the appropriate healthcare facility.

In An Emergency, Call 911 Immediately.

The ambulance personnel initiate treatment and maintain breathing while transporting patients to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Many people feel they can get their loved one to the hospital before the ambulance can arrive to the house. However, the ambulance service is important not so much for speed as for the interventions personnel can accomplish en route.

Call an Ambulance when Someone Is:

  • Having trouble breathing or breathing strangely.
  • Unconscious, having seizures or appears inappropriately drowsy.
  • Having chest pain or discomfort; the chest pain may or may not spread to the arms, neck and jaw.
  • Experiencing pain in the neck or back after a recent injury.
  • Having trouble speaking, slurred speech, blurry vision or appears confused.
  • Experiencing tingling, numbness or inability to move the arms or legs.
  • Experiencing persistent pain in the abdomen or is vomiting or passing blood.
  • Suffering from an injury to the ankle, knee or hip that would be made worse by being moved.

When You Call 911 the Dispatcher Will Ask You:

  • The exact location of the emergency.
  • Symptoms of the person who needs help.
  • Your name and the number from which you are calling.
  • To stay on the phone until the dispatcher hangs up first.

Before the Ambulance Arrives:

  • Make sure everyone stays safe.
  • Turn the porch light on, unlock the front door and put pets in a closed room.
  • If possible, have someone meet the ambulance in front of the building-especially if the location is hard to find.
  • Do not move an injured person unless absolutely necessary.

The Ambulance Crew Will Want to Know:

  • What happened, when it happened, has it happened before.
  • Patient's age, medical history, medicines taken, allergies.