741

EMS Calls for Service
As of 01/31/23

828

EMS Calls
As of 01/31/24

02/21/2024

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
06:30PM Beginning with Closed Session
Contact: Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci for more information 636-528-8488 ext 302
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Please join us in celebrating the anniversaries of multiple of our outstanding employees!

Today we want to thank full time paramedic Natacha for her hard work and dedication for the past three years. We appreciate all you do!

We would also like to recognize and thank part time crew members Stephanie, Chelsea and Jessica for their commitment to helping Lincoln County citizens the past two years!
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Thank you Alan’s congratulations to those mentioned!

Happy anniversary to all of you. Wonderful, amazing blessings to our community.

Lincoln County Ambulance District is 50! 🎉🎁

On this day, February 20th, 1974 what many of us now know as LCAD was formed and ran by local funeral homes as a BLS (basic life support) district. The district grew to 9 full time and 3 part time employees manning two ambulances throughout the remainder of the 1970’s. In 1982 LCAD evolved into a ALS (advanced life support) district.

Over the years, Lincoln County population has grown immensely leading to a need for an increase in number of ambulances and staff at LCAD.

50 years later and LCAD currently operates 7 ALS ambulances and 1 Battalion Chief vehicle with bases in 6 services areas. LCAD currently retains 1 Medical Director, 6 Board of Directors representatives, 1 Chief Administrator, 1 Chief Medical Officer, 1 Training Officer, 1 Office Administrator, 1 Administrative Secretary, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 3 Captains, 42 full time staff members, and 30 part time staff members.

LCAD has an accredited training program with full time Training Officer. Many of our paramedics operate with licensure under Critical Care and/or Community Paramedic protocols.

50 years have come and gone, but for us, we only see the opportunities ahead and can’t wait to see how we continue to grow as a district!
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Lincoln County Ambulance District is 50! 🎉🎁

On this day, February 20th, 1974 what many of us now know as LCAD was formed and ran by local funeral homes as a BLS (basic life support) district. The district grew to 9 full time and 3 part time employees manning two ambulances throughout the remainder of the 1970’s. In 1982 LCAD evolved into a ALS (advanced life support) district. 

Over the years, Lincoln County population has grown immensely leading to a need for an increase in number of ambulances and staff at LCAD.

50 years later and LCAD currently operates 7 ALS ambulances and 1 Battalion Chief vehicle with bases in 6 services areas. LCAD currently retains 1 Medical Director, 6 Board of Directors representatives, 1 Chief Administrator, 1 Chief Medical Officer, 1 Training Officer, 1 Office Administrator, 1 Administrative Secretary, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 3 Captains, 42 full time staff members, and 30 part time staff members. 

LCAD has an accredited training program with full time Training Officer. Many of our paramedics operate with licensure under Critical Care and/or Community Paramedic protocols. 

50 years have come and gone, but for us, we only see the opportunities ahead and can’t wait to see how we continue to grow as a district!

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So thankful for you all! That’s totally awesome!!!

Thank you for all that you do for so many in scary situations in and around our community!

I was 4 1/2 years old when this took place. My step father John Rutledge was an employee and running along with Steve Riffle providing care in the Elsberry area.

Happy birthday 🥳

Happy Anniversary

Happy birthday

Thankful for our brother's and sister paramedics and what a great service to our community.

I'd love to see a few pics from the early days and a few of the early ambulances used if anyone has some of those!

I became an EMT in 1981 and started first responding in the Winfield Foley FD area. At the time there was only one ambulance on duty for the entire county. I was privileged to know those early employees and learned a lot from them. In 1982, a young lady named Sherry started working there. Next thing I knew, we were married, and we are still together today! It is amazing how much the area, and LCAD, has grown over the years.

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Road conditions are NOT favorable at this time!🥶❄️🧊

A wrecked vehicle may have already been checked on, LCAD and fellow agencies mark vehicles that have been wrecked or disabled with scene barrier tape that is typically yellow in color. It will be secured to a mirror(s), door handle or antenna identifying that the vehicle has been checked and there are no occupants or hazards.

This is in effort to minimize multiple 911 calls on a vehicle that has previously been checked and is unoccupied, all of our emergency crews and surrounding areas will be busy during this time and we want to maintain safety for all. If in doubt, call 911!
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Road conditions are NOT favorable at this time!🥶❄️🧊

A wrecked vehicle may have already been checked on, LCAD and fellow agencies mark vehicles that have been wrecked or disabled with scene barrier tape that is typically yellow in color. It will be secured to a mirror(s), door handle or antenna identifying that the vehicle has been checked and there are no occupants or hazards. 

This is in effort to minimize multiple 911 calls on a vehicle that has previously been checked and is unoccupied, all of our emergency crews and surrounding areas will be busy during this time and we want to maintain safety for all. If in doubt, call 911!
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SPECIAL NEEDS TRACKING AND AWARENESS RESPONSE SYSTEM

S.T.A.R.S

The ambulance district has joined several others in the St. Louis area that have started a new program called S.T.A.R.S. — Special Need Tracking and Awareness Response System.

The program is for special needs patents especially under the age of 18 and allows the district to be aware of any medical conditions it may encounter when responding to an emergency call.

The S.T.A.R.S. program was founded a few years ago by Shelby Cox, EMS liaison for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, and Tricia Casey, a paramedic with Rock Township Ambulance District. Once our district attended a meeting and learned more about the program, our administrators and paramedics agreed it would be beneficial to local families.

To learn more information about the S.T.A.R.S. Program, contact Battalion Chief Janet Norton, Lincoln County Ambulance District STARS Coordinator, at 636-528-8488  ext. 306 or [email protected] or fill out the form below and we will contact you.

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We Do More Than Save Lives!

Lincoln County Ambulance District Paramedics and EMTs have formed their own 501 (c)3 charitable organization called the Lincoln County EMS Community Outreach.

The purpose of the Community Outreach is to foster a relationship with our community that goes beyond illness and trauma.  We are here as a not for profit resource of volunteers in your community helping  to improve lives through service and support of local businesses and charities.

Visit our Facebook page to see some of the projects we have been involved in.