Ballard County Ambulance Service

Ballard County Ambulance Service "Caring Is Our Profession."
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Operating as usual

Immediate positions open
02/18/2021

Immediate positions open

We have positions open for FULL TIME/ part time Paramedics, and part time positions for Advanced EMT’s and EMT Basic’s!!
For further information and access to an application, please contact us at 270-665-5000, or 270-335-5176!

Thank you to the Advance Yeoman for supplying the on duty crew with a thanksgiving meal!!
11/26/2020

Thank you to the Advance Yeoman for supplying the on duty crew with a thanksgiving meal!!

10/17/2020
Ballard County Fiscal Court

Ballard County Fiscal Court

Ballard County Ambulance Service is hiring Full-time and Part-time Paramedics and EMT's. Interested applicants may apply in person at the BCAS, 150 Broadway, LaCenter, KY 42056. For more information, please call (270)665-5000.

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
07/02/2020

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Please join us in honoring and wishing a very happy retirement to our own Paula Coyle. Paula has been a valued member of the KBEMS family for 14 years of her decorated EMS career. Paula, your rapport with EMS providers across the state has been remarkable, and your willingness to take on any task that was ever given to you has made you an invaluable member of our team. Your attention to detail made you beyond an excellent inspector, and we were lucky to have you join KBEMS. So, thank you, Paula! Best wishes from all of us!

06/30/2020
Ballard County Emergency Management
05/21/2020

Ballard County Emergency Management

Beginning Friday, the Walmart location at 5130 Hinkleville Road will be providing drive-thru COVID-19 testing in the parking lot. Registration is REQUIRED at https://doineedacovid19test.com/

Ballard County Emergency Management
04/19/2020

Ballard County Emergency Management

Congratulations to Anna Turner-Abernathy and the Ballard County Ambulance Service. Anna has been working extremely hard in policy formation to be able to have the Ballard County Ambulance Service recognized for EMS Pediatric Care. See the below information on this recognition! Thank you Anna for going above and beyond for our pediatric patients!

Many EMS Agencies in Kentucky are willing to go above and beyond the minimum requirements so that they are ready to provide high quality pediatric emergency care. Because pediatric patients are different in many ways from our adult patients, and we see a smaller number of critically ill and injured children, it is even more important to put extra effort into being prepared to care for them when it matters most.

The Kentucky Emergency Medical Services for Children EMS Pediatric Recognition Program honors EMS Agencies who meet established criteria, beyond regulatory requirements, which are designed to improve the agency's capabilities to deliver care to pediatric patients.

We want the leaders in our profession who have demonstrated a commitment to caring for his vulnerable population to recieve the recognition they deserve from both the public and their peers.

Ballard County Emergency Management
04/06/2020

Ballard County Emergency Management

We have a lot of Citizens in Ballard County Hurting right now. Rather it be from not being able to work due to the mandated closures or being quarantined due to possible COVID-19 exposure. Take the time to support the newly established Ballard County COVID-19 Relief Fund. This money will go directly to the those struggling in Ballard County! It’s time we love thy neighbor, and this is the perfect way to help! Visit https://Ballard-county-emergency-relief.myshopify.com to order your shirt today!

PLEASE NOTE: The Ballard County COVID-19 Relief Fund is not affiliated with the Ballard County Fiscal Court or Ballard County Emergency Management. It was founded and being ran as a non-profit group. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Jennifer Jones and her daughter Katelyn provided lunch for our crews today. Thank you two for your act of kindness❤️ #Te...
03/31/2020

Jennifer Jones and her daughter Katelyn provided lunch for our crews today. Thank you two for your act of kindness❤️ #TeamKentucky

Ballard County Emergency Management
03/25/2020

Ballard County Emergency Management

As you know our Local businesses are hurting. While some have been mandated to completely shutdown some are still operating with major restrictions. It is up to us, the Citizens of Ballard County to continue to support these local businesses. We are asking that you jump on board with our “Take Out Thursday” Campaign.

When you get your take out order snap a picture and use #TeamBallard to show support for our local restaurants. Let’s embrace them with as much love as possible.

Wickliffe:
Pee Dee’s 270-335-3450 – Take Out
Mike’s Place 270-335-3777 – Take Out
River City Diner 270-335-3862 – Take Out / Delivery
Jan’s Bakery 270-335-3700 – Take Out
Hillbilly BBQ - 270-335-3505 – Take Out
Indian Hills - 270-335-5271 - Take Out
Cut Mart - 270-335-3101 - Take Out

Barlow:
Betty’s 270-334-3246 -
Princes BBQ 270-556-8914 – Take Out
Depot City - 270-334-3615 Take Out

LaCenter:
Bluegrass 270-665-5391- Take Out
The Farm 270-665-8888 – Take Out / Ask about Delivery
Smokey D’s 270-665-8050 – Take Out / Delivery
Mimmie’s Pizza 270-665-9190 – Take Out
Bomber Grill 270-665-8200 – Take Out
LA Oasis - 270-665-8411 - Take Out

Kevil:
Kevil Kitchen 270-462-2700
The Burger Bar - 270-462-8839 Take Out
Indian Hills - 270-432-3898 - Take Out

City of Wickliffe, Kentucky
03/13/2020

City of Wickliffe, Kentucky

Please note that only our lobby will be closed. We will still be here during normal business hours!

Lourdes Hospital
03/13/2020

Lourdes Hospital

We’ve updated our visitor restrictions for hospitals and long-term care sites.

For the health of our patients, visitors, health care providers and communities, we ask that people do not visit our facilities, including senior services and long-term care locations. For mother/baby and pediatric patients, visitors are limited to a designated partner or primary caretaker/guardian (only one at a time). Exceptions will be considered based on end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential for the patient's emotional well-being and care.

We recognize that this can be disappointing to our visitors, patients and residents, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family. The health of you and our patients/residents is our top priority.

Ballard County Emergency Management
03/10/2020

Ballard County Emergency Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Ballard County Emergency Management is providing this release in an effort to keep the citizens of Ballard County informed on what is going on with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Commonwealth. This afternoon Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack and Kentucky Emergency Management Director Michael Dossett conducted a conference call with Local Emergency Managers with an update to the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time there are only 6 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Virus in the Commonwealth. The confirmed cases come from Harrison, Fayette and Jefferson Counties. Gov. Beshear has Declared the Commonwealth in a State of Emergency due to the outbreak, however the State of Emergency was declared to give government officials flexibility to help prevent a widespread outbreak.

At this time the COVID-19 Virus is expected to spread more across the Commonwealth just as any virus would. Local Officials want to express that THERE IS NO REASON TO PANIC. Citizens can protect themselves against the COVID-19 Virus by simply practicing good hygiene and taking extra time to ensure that all surface areas are disinfected on a regular basis. Citizens can take steps to protect yourself by:

• Washing you hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Put distance between yourself and others.

Not only is it important to protect yourself, but take steps to protect others by:

• STAY HOME if you are sick, except to get medical care.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
• Throw used tissues in the trash.

Just as the common flu older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are at a higher risk of getting very sick with the COVID-19. It is known that 80% of the people that contract the COVID-19 will recover and be just fine, children 15 years old and under often show no symptoms of even having the COVID-19. We would like to point out that right now there are 22,000 cases of the common flu in the Commonwealth that have resulted in 85 deaths, that shows the scale that we are working with.

Lastly, I want to ensure you that the Commonwealth and Local Governments are on top of the situation. We are taking every stride needed to ensure that we are prepared to handle the COVID-19 if it was to arrives in Western Kentucky. I also want to point out that Ballard County Emergency Services will be fully operational if the risk levels were to rise and would be throughout the entire event.

If you have any questions there is a Coronavirus hotline you can call at 1-800-722-5725 or as always you are welcome to contact the Office of Emergency Management at 270-665-6628.

God Bless,
Travis L. Holder
Director

Ballard Co. O.E.M.

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
03/10/2020

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

It's all about the data and putting out careful, consistent and reassuring information. We've got an update to our COVID-19 flier with new information. Just remember to try to be patient and calm, and practice good hygiene habits.

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
03/06/2020
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

As we’ve all known, it was just a matter of time before COVID-19 made it to KY. When sharing messages and information, please don’t use the word ‘Panic!’ Instead, reinforce good hygiene habits and precautions. It’s so important to be careful and consistent with messaging during instances like COVID-19. Striking a balance between awareness and preparedness is key. kyems.com

Air Evac Lifeteam 108 Mayfield, KY
03/04/2020

Air Evac Lifeteam 108 Mayfield, KY

Congratulations to BCL Jason Archey on completing 500 patient flights. Presenting his wings commemorating this accomplishment is Program Director Allen Jones. Also pictured is flight nurse extraordinaire, Rachel Jones.

We are looking for full time/part time paramedics, and part time advanced or basic EMT’s! For more information, please c...
01/24/2020

We are looking for full time/part time paramedics, and part time advanced or basic EMT’s! For more information, please call 270-665-5000 or drop by our main station anytime Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm. You may also direct message us on here if you have any questions!

01/22/2020
Ballard County Fiscal Court

Ballard County Fiscal Court

ALL BALLARD COUNTY RESIDENTS.... If you have an emergency please call 911 not the jail. Dispatch has been moved out of the jail. Dialing 911 will help the responders get to you quicker... Thank you!

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
01/14/2020
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Thanks to our EMSC for Children program and our Data team, the 2018 Pediatric Incidents Report for patients 17 years of age and under is now available! For the 2018 reporting period, 41,137 pediatric incidents were reported to KSTARS, accounting for 4.6% of all incidents. Data is crucial to what we do, and helps us plan for future programming with improved care at top-of-mind!

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
01/14/2020
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

#TuesdayTip: We've updated our Stroke Patient Destination Guidance map showing KY Primary Stroke Centers. Be in the know by viewing the map now.

We want thank everybody that came out and helped with our “Christmas Angels” event Friday night. Thanks to our wonderful...
12/22/2019

We want thank everybody that came out and helped with our “Christmas Angels” event Friday night. Thanks to our wonderful community, Ballard County Emergency Services were able to bring Christmas to over 40 children this year! That is more then double the amount we were able to help last year! We are so thankful to everyone who donated time, money, toys, food, and drinks.

Photos provided by Becky Armstrong

Thank You, Integrity Roofing, for taking the time to visit us on this chilly November day!!
11/12/2019

Thank You, Integrity Roofing, for taking the time to visit us on this chilly November day!!

Matt visits some of our first responders in Ballard and Carlisle counties telling them how much we appreciate them protecting what matters most to us .

10/30/2019
River City Diner

Opening on Monday across from the courthouse in Wickliffe!

Please Share! We will be opening Monday Nov 4th at 10:30 am

We have a few shirts left if anyone is interested. Small, Medium, and Large. $15.00 each**if you pre-ordered a shirt, th...
10/15/2019

We have a few shirts left if anyone is interested. Small, Medium, and Large. $15.00 each

**if you pre-ordered a shirt, they are currently available for pick up at our LaCenter station! 150 Broadway.**

10/11/2019

SHIRTS ARE IN!! We have tagged who we could that placed in order, if you ordered and weren’t tagged, you’ll be getting a private message. If you are no longer interested, we completely understand, just let us know so we can set up a time to get them to you!! Thanks again for all of your support and patience!

Kim Milgate Leigh Ann Green Debbie Douglas Cheyenne Redfern Roxie Blankenship Don Grace Monika Ann Wallace Groff

10/02/2019

If you ordered a breast cancer awareness shirt from us, thank you for your patience thus far. We had a small hiccup, but we hope to have them late next week. We will contact you when the order arrives. THANK YOU!!

09/19/2019
Ballard County Fiscal Court

Ballard County Fiscal Court

On Friday, Sept 20th, Coontrail Road, in Lovelaceville, will be paved. Please use caution around this area. Thank you!!

WPSD-TV
09/18/2019
WPSD-TV

WPSD-TV

A training event by and for first responders was held in west Kentucky today to help them better serve kids and adults with autism.

We have positions open for FULL TIME/ part time Paramedics, and part time positions for Advanced EMT’s and EMT Basic’s!!...
09/13/2019

We have positions open for FULL TIME/ part time Paramedics, and part time positions for Advanced EMT’s and EMT Basic’s!!
For further information and access to an application, please contact us at 270-665-5000, or 270-335-5176!

Ballard County Fiscal Court
09/02/2019

Ballard County Fiscal Court

07/28/2019

Last night we celebrated the retirement of Jackie Glisson! Jack began his career in 1977 with Marshall County Ambulance Service before joining our team in 2007 as one of Ballard County’s very first paramedics when we transitioned into and ALS service. Jack also served as the director of Ballard County Ambulance Service from 2015-2018. Jackie, thank you for your service! Your EMS family wishes you the absolute best in your new adventures!

Last night we celebrated the retirement of Jackie Glisson! Jack began his career in 1977 with Marshall County Ambulance ...
07/28/2019

Last night we celebrated the retirement of Jackie Glisson! Jack began his career in 1977 with Marshall County Ambulance Service before joining our team in 2007 as one of Ballard County’s very first paramedics when we transitioned into an ALS service. Jack also served as the director of Ballard County Ambulance Service from 2015-2018. Jackie, thank you for your service! Your EMS family wishes you the absolute best in your new adventures!

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La Center, KY
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We would like to send a big Thank You to Fairview Baptist Church for buying our lunch today.
When Ballard County first formed the ambulance service, I was the first fully certified EMT hired in I believe 1975 or 1976. We had one ambulance in an old garage next door to the post office.
EMS week May 17-23. Thank you for all you do !!
I want to let Ballard County citizens know that we as a Ambulance Service are striving to keep you safe from this deadly virus. Do not be afraid or alarmed that someone has COVID when you see us at homes with masks, gloves or even gowns on. This is to protect us and you from the transmission of the virus from person to person. We are staying safe to keep you safe. As our Governor has said if you need medical attention then seek it but if you would not normally go to the hospital for what is wrong then stay home. We will get through this if we ALL follow the guidelines set for us and you. God Bless and stay safe.
This is the first chance I have gotten today to publicly congratulate Anna Turner-Abernathy. She delivered he first baby today by herself right at station 2. She did a great job and a big shout out to Victor Erdahl and Dean Hart for helping her. It was a healthy and happy girl 👶. She has helped on one baby girl and delivered one. Now she needs a boy lol 😂
Well, we are 2 for 2! I just found out that Mike Wicker also passed his EMT exam today. Congratulations Mike!
I want to brag on our very own Paramedic Dean Hart for following his heart and doing what most of us only dream of. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments in Africa!!
I want to say Merry Christmas to all of the BALLARD EMS employees. It is a pleasure working with all of you and each of you bring something special to the table. I hope that 2019 is bigger and better with great things to come for OUR service and community.
I want to thank Ballard ems for saving my life. On July 11th I had a heart attack. I called 911, they got arrived and got me to the hospital fast. Ballard ems are the best at what they do.
I forgot my costume, but our Director dressed up as an old man! Come get candy before we eat it all!
Sending prayers for your safety today and everyday.
Get you a Team together for the Tractor Tug!!