EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Riley County EMS is a Type 1 EMS service in Northeast Kansas. Based out of Manhattan (home of the Kansas State University Wildcats), we are dedicated to serving the residents and visitors of the city of Manhattan, as well as those in the Riley and Pottawatomie County areas.
RCEMS employs 15 full time Paramedics and 6 EMT-Is who work a 24 hour shift schedule (3 days out of 5 then 4 days off). A staff of 20 part time Paramedics and EMTs are employed to staff open schedule time.
RCEMS is equipped with 4 ALS units at the primary station located on Claflin Rd. and 1 unit at the fire station on Poyntz Ave., plus 4 support vehicles, two all-terrain patient vehicles for events, and one ALS and one BLS first response vehicle stationed in the northern half of the county.
RCEMS averages over 11.5 calls per day with an average of 4,200 calls per year. The Manhattan community is largely comprised of college students who attend Kansas State University and military personnel stationed at Fort Riley, located just west of the city. The total population served is 73,000.
Congratulations to Josh Ault MICT/RN - 2012 First Responder of the Year!
Riley County EMS is a department of Mercy Regional Health Center and is partly subsidized by Riley County.