Wise County is located in North Texas, near the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It covers approximately 900 square miles with a population estimated at 65,000 living in and around some 18 towns and communities. According to the most recent census data, Wise County experienced a 2.66% growth rate last year. The population of Wise County is poised to continue to grow at a rapid rate due to its proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, low tax rates, and available land/housing.
Wise County EMS provides emergency pre-hospital care as well as critical care and non-emergency transfers for the entire county. We have a staff consisting of 30 full-time and 15 part-time EMTs and Paramedics responding to approximately 7000 calls for service every year.
We staff 4 Full-time MICU level ambulances which are staffed with an EMT-B/EMT-I and a Paramedic working 24 hour shifts on a 24(on)/48(off) schedule. We carry a full range of critical care medications and equipment including SonoSite Sonography units, IV pumps, ventilators, LUCAS devices, LifePak 15 Cardiac Monitors, Glidescope GO Video Laryngoscopes, and more. Our staff operate under very progressive protocols to ensure that we are providing cutting edge medicine to the residents of Wise County.
In addition to the MICU units, we operate a Paramedic Rescue Unit staffed with the on-duty Paramedic supervisor and a secondary paramedic both with many years of critical care EMS experience. Our R-1 staff are also trained firefighters with vehicle extrication, fire suppression, rope rescue, and swift water rescue capabilities.
EMS Administrator: Randall Preuninger EMT-P, Master FF, AAS Fire Administration
Medical Director: Dr. Roger Leaton D.O.
A Shift Supervisor: Brandon Daugherty EMT-P, FF
B Shift Supervisor: Kirstie Caruthers RN, EMT-P
C Shift Supervisor: Brandon Sutter EMT-P, FF, Training Coordinator/EMS Instructor
Supply Coordinator: Jason Paradise EMT-P, FF (B Shift, R-1)
We have 3 stations within the county:
Station 1: Decatur – Medic 1, Medic 4, Medic 5 & Rescue 1 (Shift Supervisor/Secondary EMT-P)
Station 2: Bridgeport – Medic 2
Station 3: Boyd – Medic 3