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|Mission||It is the sincere desire of West Carroll Parish Ambulance Service District to provide the citizens of West Carroll Parish professional and timely emergency and non-emergency medical care while being transported in ambulances or other emergency medical vehicles under its coordination. The health and well-being of each and every one of the citizens, visitors, and/or patients is the primary obligation of West Carroll Parish Ambulance Service District. West Carroll Parish Ambulance Service District will treat everyone with care, courtesy, dignity, patience and understanding, never conveying personal feelings to patients or families.|
West Carroll Parish Ambulance Service District
31 Years of Tradition
West Carroll Parish Ambulance Service District began as West Carroll Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, Inc. in December of 1980. After an automobile accident, that left several children injured and in need of an ambulance, the volunteer ambulance service was organized by local business owners in the community, spearheaded by Jay Vernon Sims, Jr. Mr. Sims and others began with a local concern and was successful in building an ambulance service recognized by many in the ambulance industry as the best of its kind.
Comprised of the many dedicated volunteers from First Responders, National Registered Emergency Medical Technicians to the Board of Directors this organization was the strongest of its kind in the state that covered the Parish 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Also, the many businesses that allowed employees to respond during working hours were an extremely vital part of our organization. Many paid their employees while making emergency calls as though they were at work.
Sixteen years later T.D. Waters, Jr. saw the need for change with the much loved volunteer organization. Mr. Waters, a local business owner, who had served as one of the original Board members and Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians composed a plan to develop West Carroll Parish Ambulance Service District and tasked the staff of West Carroll Volunteer Emergency Medical Services to help with his idea. The plan was to develop the government body to be supported by a Parish wide ½ cent sales tax and insurance claims. The volunteer service would then donate all assets with an estimated value of nearly $650,000.00 to complete the plan.
Based on the foundation, devotion and hard work of the volunteers and volunteer service, resolutions were passed by the Village of Epps, Village of Pioneer, Village of Forest, Town of Oak Grove and Village of Kilbourne in support of and to be included in
|Founded||March 3, 1997|