Located in Citrus County, Florida, our office oversees the following list of ambulance services:
- ALS (9-1-1)
- Long-distance ambulance transport.
- Special event medical standby services and EMS education opportunities.
Additionally, Nature Coast EMS performs all emergent and non-emergent Critical Care Transports as well as basic life support and mental health patients’ inter-facility transports for Citrus County’s numerous hospitals and health care facilities.
The Nature Coast EMS Advantage
- Our paramedic and Critical Care ambulance crews implement the newly purchased Zoll M-series cardiac monitors. The use of these heart rhythm transmitting monitors allow paramedics to bypass the emergency room, moving heart attack patients to waiting hospital teams who can immediately perform lifesaving heart catheterization procedures.
- Nature Coast EMS is a credentialed STEMI provider. STEMI certification is imperative to diagnosing and treating cardiac arrest patients. Our expertise and technology enables us to effectively handle cardiac arrest situations ensuring the best possible care for our patients. (Read more below)
Advanced Life Support Ambulance
Nature Coast EMS responds an ALS paramedic team for every 9-1-1 emergency call in Citrus County. In most cases, the ALS paramedic has also completed Critical Care Paramedic training. These ALS responders serve at an advanced level performing invasive and non-invasive procedures including protocol driven administration of ALS pharmaceuticals, advanced airway tracheal intubation, cardiac monitoring and defibrillation.
Stand-By Services/Special event medical stand-by services
Nature Coast EMS offers stand-by services for Citrus County fire departments during active fires and for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office hostage situations. Additionally, Nature Coast EMS provides special event medical stand-by EMS teams for charitable organizations, sporting events, concerts, etc.