Who We Are
What is the Belmond Volunteer Ambulance Service?
Belmond Volunteer Ambulance Service is a group of dedicated state
certified people who give of their time and training to help others.
We do this by being available and providing assistance to those
in need of pre-hospital medical attention.
The State of Iowa has several levels of training including:
- First Responder
- Paramedic Specialist
Belmond Ambulance hasfour individuals that work
fulltime through the Belmond Medical Center. It has "volunteers"
that are drivers, First Responders, EMT-B’s, EMT-I’s
and a Paramedic Specialist. Our volunteers are trained to do many
things for the patient including evaluating their conditions, providing
initial emergency treatment, communicating with the physicans, and
providing rapid transport to the nearest appropriate health care
facility. Belmond Ambulance personnel also provide community service
by providing safety programs in the schools and working in the community
to help teach CPR.
Belmond Ambulance personnel staff the ambulance 24 hours a day,
365 days a year. Volunteers receive a minimal amount of call pay
when they are on call and an hourly rate of pay when they are called
into service. All ‘volunteers’ are employees of the
Belmond Medical Center.
Belmond Ambulance holds monthly business meetings and monthly training
classes to enhance communications and maintain the highest standards
of emergency care.
Any persons interested in being part of the Belmond Ambulance Service
please feel free to contact the EMS Desk at Belmond Medical Center
at 641-444-5694, or speak to any member of the Service.