Emergency Medical Services
Welcome to the Cole County Emergency Medical Services website. I believe our primary goal is to ensure the best possible care for the citizens and visitors of Cole County. I encourage you to take a bit of time browsing our website to learn more about the vital services CCEMS provides to the community.
Under the direction of the Cole County Commissioners, we strive to meet the goal each and every time a call for service is received. I believe in high personnel and professional standards and work with our staff to meet these standards each day.
My personal motto, which I have instilled into our team, is
Do the right thing, for the right reason, regardless of the personal consequences. This motto has served me well over the years and I believe serves the citizens of Cole County to ensure they are receiving the very best in prehospital care.
Our dedicated team of prehospital providers are here to help you in your time of need. Our team is made up of highly trained professionals in Medical, Trauma, Pediatric and Geriatric aspects of prehospital emergency care.
All organizations are only as strong as their weakest link, and we work continuously to improve and raise the bar higher and higher. In order to obtain and remain proficient in all areas of pre-hospital care, our team members spend a great deal of time training annually. I am proud of their dedication to the citizens of Cole County.
Again, I thank you for taking the time to learn more about your EMS Department.
Matthew Lindewirth, MSEMS, NRP
Chief, Cole County Emergency Medical Services
Our Vision and Guiding Principals
Community Centered, Patient Focused
Mission Statement (what we do)
Provide the highest quality pre-hospital medical care to those in need through professional, compassionate and precise treatment.
Vision Statement (what we are working towards)
Our vision is to be role models within our community by displaying integrity and respect in providing extraordinary care and service to our customers and community (the citizens and visitors of Cole County). We want to be an organization that sets the standard for EMS by continuously improving through innovation and technology. We want to be the employer of choice for EMS professionals.
Cole County Emergency Medical Services is a proud member of Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association (MEMSA), Missouri Ambulance Association (MAA), National Association of EMTs (NAEMT), National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), and American Ambulance Association (AAA). Click on a logo to learn more about each organization.