FAQ Topic: Ambulances and hospitals
Sherman County Ambulance is used for emergencies only where individuals are taken to the nearest hospital. For rides to medical appointments, as well as to many other locations outside the local area, please contact Sherman Transit for scheduling details.
Sherman County Ambulance Service has one Registered Nurse (RN), 16 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), two EMT-Intermediates, seven Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs), and three Certified Drivers. These personnel live throughout the county: Rufus, Wasco, Moro, Grass Valley, Kent.
We cover all of Sherman County, which is 831 square miles. Thankfully, South Sherman Fire & Rescue District (RFPD) was able to step up and contract with the Oregon Raceway Park in Grass Valley to cover their events for full-county coverage when an ambulance is needed.
The response time is a measurement of time that starts from the initial dispatch until the ambulance is enroute to the scene. In 2016, the average response time for the Sherman County Ambulance Service was 7.33 minutes. This year, the response time as of October is 5.46 minutes. Both of these times are well within … Continued
If you have any questions regarding Sherman County Ambulance, or are interested in becoming trained to work on the ambulance, contact Shawn Payne at (541) 565-3100.
Yes, they do. Sherman County Ambulance Service has teams of three personnel who rotate one week on call. They are paid a modest stipend to be on call and are paid an hourly wage of $15 per hour while on call (whether that time includes responding to a call or simply waiting for one). The … Continued
In 2016, Sherman County Ambulance responded to 201 calls. In 2017, as of September 1st, we have responded to 170 calls, which is about 30% higher than the same timeframe in the previous year. The calls are about 70% medical and 30% trauma.
Absolutely not! We are very proud to report that Sherman County Ambulance has NEVER received tax dollars from the citizens of Sherman County. The ambulance is self-supported mostly from patient-transport revenues and a smaller portion from memberships. You can register to be a member with the Sherman County Ambulance Membership Application.