Anderson County Emergency Medical Services
Anderson County is located in East Tennessee and easily accessible from I-75, one of the major US interstates. Anderson County covers approximately 337 square miles and has an additional 7 square miles of water, including Norris Lake, Melton Lake and the Clinch River. Anderson County is rich with history dating back to WWII, coal mining in Briceville, desegregation in the Clinton schools, and the development of the atomic bomb in the "Secret City", Oak Ridge. Anderson County Emergency Medical Services provides primary pre-hospital care to the citizens of Anderson County, Tennessee beginning in 1970. The service includes emergency, non-emergency and convalescent transports that account for nearly 24,000 calls annually. Anderson County EMS operates 8 ALS ambulances - 3, 12 hour and 6, 24 hour, as well as 1 BLS ambulance to assist with convalescent transports. These units are housed within 6 stations strategically placed throughout the county to assists its 75,000 residence. There is a paramedic roaming supervisor available each shift. The service is under the leadership of Director Nathan Sweet.
Anderson County EMS is dedicated to the delivery of excellent patient care to the citizens it serves. In effort to further improve the quality of care within the county, Anderson County EMS maintains an active Emergency Responder Program (EMR) with the local fire departments and the rescue squad. The EMRs operate under Anderson County EMS Clinical Operating Guidelines and are provided the necessary supplies and annual medical training. Anderson County EMS organizes and teaches an EMR class annually, and offers continuing education required for state certification.
Anderson County EMS trains annually with Department of Energy (DOE) in order to be ready to respond to radiation emergencies on the sites in Oak Ridge. The service also provides emergency care to visitors that come to East Tennessee to enjoy Windrock, managed by Coal Creek Company. Windrock is a 72,000 acre park known as "Southeast's largest and most extreme trails" running about 300 miles for ATV recreation.