EMS Response

Southern Platte Fire Protection District provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) first response medical care to the citizens of the District. Medical responses to the community comprise approximately 70% of the District’s annual total alarm volume. These include rescue, motor vehicle accidents with or without extrication, pedestrian struck, ice or water rescue, and medical emergencies.

Emergency Medical Services

More Than Fire Suppression

All operational officers and firefighters must be certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) by the State of Missouri upon their hiring and maintain their license through their career. Southern Platte operates all of its vehicles (pumpers, aerials, utility vehicles and tankers) with the equipment needed in which to function as an ALS first response unit.

100% Southern Platte Fire’s firefighter staff are trained and certified at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) level at a minimum, six (6) at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-A) level and six (6) members at the Paramedic (EMT-P) level.


The Fire District itself does not provide transport services, but is completely encompassed by the South Platte Ambulance District. The Ambulance District has contracted ambulance service with American Medical Response (AMR).  AMR units are located within the Fire District at 9 highway and 45 Highway on a routine basis, 24-hours a day.

They respond with Southern Platte Fire on most incidents within the Fire District. There are times, in the Northern area of the District in which West Platte Ambulance, Northland Regional Ambulance or an Air Helicopter is requested to respond to assist, providing the best possible care for the patient(s).