Emergency Medical Services

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Our Mission

The mission of the Raytown Emergency Medical Services is to provide high quality, efficient, and effective emergency medical services to the citizens of Raytown and all others that we serve, and to promote wellness and safety for all citizens of  our community by offering pertinent programs of education and training, and by monitoring the health of our citizens with various services.

Raytown EMS Fleet

Raytown EMS has been in operation since July 4, 1976. The station was located in an old fire station from 1980-1999. In 2000, the station was relocated to 100200 E. 66th Terrace. A ceremony was held dedicating the building to Willard H. Ross, a former mayor who was instrumental in establishing Raytown EMS. Raytown EMS operates two ambulances 24 hours a day, employs 9 paramedics & 4 EMTs along with administrative & part-time staff. Raytown EMS is a municipally operated service. In 2017, Raytown EMS is responded to over 4600 calls, both emergency & non-emergency.

In 2005, Raytown EMS became a training center accredited through Missouri’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & began its first EMT program. Raytown EMS offers two EMT courses a year for persons interested in pre-hospital emergency care. The graduates of our EMT program are exceeding the national average on test scores. Many of the EMTs at Raytown EMS are former graduates of the program. Several EMT and paramedic programs in the Kansas City Metro area have partnered with Raytown EMS for their students to complete their mandatory clinical hours in the field. Raytown EMS also has a wide variety of special classes for the EMS provider, nurses & doctors. Raytown EMS has started offering an EMR, Emergency Medical Responder, course. Some businesses are requiring their staff to be EMR certified & Raytown EMS has become a great resource for these businesses. Our education program at Raytown EMS has grown tremendously since its inception.

Raytown EMS also offers many services to the community such as CPR & first aid classes, free blood pressure checks, & child safety seat installations & checks. In 2017, Raytown EMS will install & inspect over 150 child safety seats, with over 50 of those being provided by our department through grant funds received to parents who financially cannot provide a child seat for their child. Raytown EMS applies for grant funding to be able to provide this service to our community. Our certified technicians have been providing installation instruction to many foster parents in the KC Metro area to aid them in the care of their children. Our child safety seat program continues to grow. The department has 7 employees who are certified child safety seat technicians. Our certified child safety seat technicians are required to complete continuing education every two years to stay abreast of the latest information.

Raytown EMS participates in many community events: hosting blood drives, tours of the ambulance station, appearances at Senior Health Fairs, career days at local schools, & talks with Scout troops. The employees at Raytown EMS feel strongly about giving to their community. Raytown EMS is partnering with Robinson Elementary School through Caring for Kids. EMS staff has provided donations to support the school’s Trunk or Treat event. Raytown EMS staff is also giving back to the community with their own time and funds to make Raytown an even better place. Raytown EMS has a history of going beyond their mission & reaching out to the community in new and thoughtful ways.