Columbia Emergency Medical Services

Mission Statement
“We protect the health, safety and welfare of our community with pride and professionalism.”

Ambulances
1 to 2 ambulances staffed daily with paid professional EMS personnel with at least one board certified paramedic.

Personnel
1 EMS Chief, 5 Full-Time Paramedics, with 1 being the Lead Paramedic, and 15-20 Part-Time Paramedic/EMTs.

Car Seat Checks / Installation
The EMS department offers car seat checks/installation. Anyone needing this service can call 281-4163 ext 464 to make an appointment. This is a free service to Columbia residents, and anyone in the Columbia Fire Protection District.

CPR Courses
AHA CPR AED Heartsaver classes offered upon request.  Anyone interested can call 281-4163 ext 464. 

Course Description
The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR Course is a modular course that teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Students also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. A course book is provided for you to reference before, during and after the class, but not to keep. Upon successful completion of a written and skills exam, you will receive a course completion card.

Intended Audience

All lay rescuers, such as employees in the workplace, day care employees, babysitters, firefighters, police, airline personnel, security guards, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, other lay rescuers, those who may have a need to respond to an emergency, and anyone needing a CPR course for employment purposes.