"Providing Anderson County with quality patient care, administered by caring professionals, in a timely manner."
Director Bart E. Powell
Deputy Director John W. Shuttleworth
1191 Bypass South
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342
Office Hours: M-F 8am to 4pm
FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 911!!
Office: (502) 839-7642
In the 1960s Anderson County EMS began it's roots with an all volunteer department. As the population and community grew, so did the demand for services. In 1973, under the direction of Bobby Peach, Anderson County EMS was established as a paid department, funded by a subscription service that was offered to every Anderson County household. One Basic Life Support ambulance was staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As Anderson County continued to grow, so did Anderson County EMS by adding a second crew to it's fleet operations. The ambulance service soon added paramedics to its roster to provide Advanced Life Support care, the highest level of pre-hospital training available to date. Present day Anderson County EMS has continued to grow with the community by further adding a third full time Advanced Life Support ambulance, with the capability of adding a fourth ambulance that can be road ready at a moments notice.
Over recent years, Anderson County EMS has taken a proactive approach towards meeting the needs of the community by adding several additional specialty programs to further provide quality service. This includes the Division of Emergency Management. Anderson County Emergency Management and EMS are now under the umbrella of Anderson County Department of Public Safety which is owned and operated by the Anderson County Fiscal Court. Additional services include the Anderson County DPS AM Radio Station 1620, the affiliation with Kentucky Large Animal Emergency Rescue, the home of the Kentucky Department of Public Health Region 14 (ESF 8) Medical Surge Unit to include a mobile hospital tent, and a WMD 6 Level-B HazMat Operations Trailer.
Anderson County Department of Public Safety is an "All Hazards" agency dedicated to providing "Quality patient care, administered by caring professionals, in a timely manner."
Anderson County Department of Public Safety is owned and operated by the Anderson County Fiscal Court and is funded out of the Anderson County general fund.
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