It takes a special team to meet the challenge of providing emergency care under what are often unique and adverse conditions. Lower Umpqua Hospital EMS is a hospital based ambulance service located in Reedsport Oregon in coastal Douglas County. Our ambulance district consists of the western part of Douglas county and the northern part of Coos county with over 650 square miles, From the Lane County line north to the Spinreel Entrance on Highway 101 south, and up to Milepost 26 on Highway 38 east, 24 miles of dunes, approximately 10,000 residents, large influx of tourists, and around 1200 calls a year.
We assist our local fire department Quick Response Teams with training and supplies and work closely with other local public safety organizations including state, county and city law enforcement, fire departments, US Coast Guard, US Forest Service and other organizations. EMS staff provides support to the community for sporting events, medical standbys and monthly CPR classes for the general public and health care professionals. To sign up for a class call 541-271-2171 extension 242.
We have specialty dunes rescue equipment for sand dunes calls, a custom built sand rail and a 2009 Chevy Tahoe both thanks to a grant from Oregon State Parks ATV fund.
Lower Umpqua Hospital Ambulance participates in the Paramed program. For information on the ambulance subscription service (Ground Paramed) as well as the Air Medical subscription service click here