Rutherford County TN

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611 East Lytle Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 898-7790


Organization Overview

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service is a county service which originated on October 15, 1972. Rutherford County EMS is the primary Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider for the County of Rutherford. EMS is funded by the property tax. Rutherford County EMS provides the citizens of Rutherford County with the following services:

Advanced Life Support
Public Event Medical Coverage
T.O.P.S. Medics
Bike Medics
Public Service and Education Medics
Special Rescue Operations Medics
911 Medical Communications/Dispatch
First Aid/CPR Instructors

Number of response units:

12 Ambulance stations
17 ALS Ambulances

29 ambulances
1 Special Operations Building
2 Dive Rescue/Swift Water boat
1 Special Rescue Units
1 Tactical Response Unit
6 4x4 ALS First Response Units

We have 13 ambulances operating on a standard 24 hour on and 48 hour off shift. We have an additional 4 ambulances operating on an alternate 12 hour shift, and AmBuBus, a Mass Casualty Bus.

Assistant Directors
Doug Leverette, EMT-P
Elaine Lowe, EMT-P
Wendy Lamply, EMT-P

Supervisors
Rick Murr, EMT-P
Mike Johnson, EMT-P
Carl Hudgens, EMT-P

EMS Operations consists of 17 transport units operated from 12 locations around the county. These ambulances are responsible for the primary 911 medical response twenty-four hours a day. EMS units are staffed with a minimum of one EMT-Paramedic and one Advanced EMT.

Each shift is assigned an Assistant Director and a Supervisor. The Assistant Directors are responsible for all daily operations of the shift and work twenty-four-hour shifts. They are part of the administrative staff and are also available to respond to calls in an ALS equipped 4x4 vehicle.

EMS Stations

Each of our stations are supervised by a Manager. Managers are in charge of personnel, personnel needs, supplies, in-services, employee health, human resources, run reports, continuous quality improvement, narcotics and paralytics, scheduling problems, and other needs as they arise.

Steve Hart, CCEMT-P
Brian Gaither, CCEMT-P
Nicole Reed, CCEMT-P
Price Justice, CCEMT-P
Billy Steagall, EMT-P
Travis Pitts, CCEMT-P
Scotty Blackburn, EMT-P
Keith Powell, CCEMT-P

Rutherford County EMA currently operates on Transport Ambulance that is in service 14 hours each day during a 6-day workweek. This unit transports patients from nursing homes, dialysis, doctor's offices, and surrounding hospitals. This Unit is a great asset to the community of Rutherford County, and keeping the 911 ambulances inside the county helps reduce response times.