Gordon County provides ambulance services through a contract with Gordon Hospital. Gordon EMS operates as a department of the hospital to supply this service to the citizens and visitors of Gordon County. Gordon Hospital supplies all emergency personnel, emergency vehicles, equipment and a billing system for Gordon EMS. The county gives the hospital an annual supplement, fuel subsidy, and pays for the annual state license fee. Currently, the hospital operates four 24/7 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances and one Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ALS ambulance out of three Advanced Life Support (ALS) stations which are:
- EMS Headquarters: 101 Professional Court, Calhoun (two 24/7 ALS units and one Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. ALS unit)
- Station #2: 25 McDaniel Station Road, Calhoun (24/7 ALS unit)
- Station #3: 131 U.S. Highway 411 NE, Ranger (24/7 ALS unit)
Gordon EMS also has bicycle unit that covers community events where immediate access by an ambulance may be hampered due to crowded conditions such as parades and racing events.
Additionally, Gordon EMS has a community outreach and education program centered around “Mac the Medic” which is a teaching model in a mascot type outfit who is willing to come out and speak to children of all ages or be available for use at civic organization events. Also, Gordon EMS has an honor guard which participates in the Region 1 EMS Honor Guard.
For more information, call Courtney Taylor, Director at 706-602-7800 x2387 or Gordon Hospital at 706-624-5000.