Eldora EMS

For all emergencies, dial 911.

Eldora EMS is actively accepting applications for the following positions: Paramedic (Full Time), EMT/AEMT/Paramedic (PRN).To see all current City job opportunities, click here.


Eldora EMS is a critical care transport ambulance service operating under the authorization of the Bureau of Emergency Medical and Trauma Services. Serving as the primary advanced life-support level emergency 911 response provider for over 350 square miles of Hardin County, including the City of Eldora, we are dedicated to delivering swift and exceptional medical care to our community.

With a deep commitment to excellence and professionalism, Eldora EMS ensures that the highest standard of care is provided in every emergency situation. Our fleet consists of three advanced life-support ambulances, equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and supplies, along with a versatile SUV for additional support. This allows us to effectively respond to a wide range of medical emergencies, ensuring timely and efficient transportation of patients.

At Eldora EMS, our highly skilled and compassionate team is at the heart of our service. Our crew comprises drivers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), registered nurses, paramedics, and critical care paramedics. Each member of our team brings a unique set of expertise and experience to the table, allowing us to deliver comprehensive and specialized care to patients in need.

With a focus on continuous professional development, our staff undergoes regular training and education to stay updated on the latest advancements in emergency medicine, protocols, and technology. This commitment to ongoing learning ensures that our team remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving field of emergency medical services.

Eldora EMS takes pride in its ability to respond swiftly, efficiently, and compassionately to emergencies, providing essential medical care and transportation to those in need. Our dedication to the well-being and safety of our community drives us to deliver exceptional emergency medical services, making us a trusted partner in times of crisis.

When seconds count, you can rely on Eldora EMS to be there, ready to provide critical care with professionalism, expertise, and unwavering commitment.

preparing for ems after calling 911

If you have called 911 and are waiting for paramedics to arrive, there are several steps you can take to prepare and assist them upon their arrival:

  1. Stay calm and provide accurate information: When speaking to the 911 operator, remain calm and provide clear and accurate information about the situation. Describe the nature of the emergency, the location, and any other relevant details. Follow any instructions provided by the operator.

  2. Create a clear path: Clear the area around the patient to provide easy access for the paramedics. Remove any obstacles, such as furniture or clutter, that could hinder their ability to reach the patient quickly and safely.

  3. Turn on lights: If it's dark, turn on lights in the area where the patient is located. This will help the paramedics see clearly and assess the situation more effectively.

  4. Gather important information: Collect any pertinent information about the patient, such as medical history, allergies, medications, and contact details of family members or caregivers. This information will assist the paramedics in providing appropriate care.

  5. Unlock doors or gates: If the patient is inside a locked building or gated area, ensure that all doors and gates are unlocked or accessible. This will help paramedics reach the patient without delay.

  6. Stay with the patient: If it is safe to do so, stay with the patient until the paramedics arrive. Offer reassurance and comfort, and monitor their condition if you are able. If the situation worsens or changes significantly, inform the 911 operator immediately.

  7. Prepare necessary documents: If you have any medical documents or records readily available, gather them and have them ready for the paramedics. This may include documents related to the patient's medical conditions, allergies, or any existing medical devices they use.

Remember, the primary responsibility during an emergency is to keep yourself and the patient safe. While these steps can help prepare for the arrival of paramedics, it is important to follow the guidance of the 911 operator and prioritize the immediate needs of the patient.

Contact Info

Owen Spencer, CCP
Interim EMS Director
(641) 939-2393, ext 402

Eldora EMS 42-236