Powder River County, Montana

119 North Park Avenue | (406) 436-2361

Powder River Emergency Medical Services

If you are experiencing an emergency situation, contact: 9-1-1 immediately or Powder River County Sheriff’s Department: 406-436-2333


Powder River Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has been a basic life support (BLS) response team. Responders are trained in basic emergency lifesaving interventions and have transportation capabilities for those in emergency situations to a number of area hospitals such as Holy Rosary in Miles City or Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming.

The beginning of Powder River EMS starts with the Jesse family in Broadus Montana. Mr. Ken Jesse started a family operated business, Jesse Ambulance, to assist the people of Powder River County. Over the years Mr. Ken’s children assisted him in providing patient care to those residents that were sick and injured and those traveling through the county that encountered medical issues. Jesse Ambulance had a fleet of ambulances over the years to ensure appropriate care and transport for those in need. A tradition Mr. Ken’s son Mr. Richard (Dick) Jesse and daughter Cindy Lou (Jesse) Graff continued operating the ambulances for the members of Powder River County.

In 2021 Powder River County acquired Jesse Ambulance in an effort to continue the legacy started by Mr. Ken and Jesse Ambulance. The service remains committed to providing the best care to the community of Powder River County where Mr. Dick Jesse can still be seen at the helm responding to calls. The EMS system has continued to improve efforts while incorporating more EMTs in the system and adding higher-level providers into the service to ensure the best care is provided to the community.

In June 2022 Powder River County acquired a New Director of Emergency Medical Service Operations for Powder River EMS that has increased the service capabilities with two critical care paramedics to assist the EMTs with emergencies in the community. The service is currently upgrading to Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities when a paramedic is available to assist with life-saving interventions and treatments. The paramedics will be assisting in responses and providing EMS and community training.

All EMS personnel are trained in their specializations to the State of Montana Board of Medical Examiners requirements and to the National Standard of Care.

Current capabilities:
• 2 - Transport capable ambulances
• 1 – Community Integrated Health vehicle
• 14 – Montana Licensed Emergency Medical Technicians
• 2 – Nationally Registered Critical Care Paramedics with multiple state license including Montana.
• Mutual aid agreements with Rosebud County, Custer County, Carter County, MT, and Campbell County, WY.
• Access to Life Flights (MEDEVAC) transportation by fixed wing aircraft (Airplanes) or rotor wing aircraft (Helicopters)

Future Certification Offerings:
• American Heart Association:
• Heart start First Aid, CPR and AED
• Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support CPR (BLS)
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
• Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
• Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
• Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
• Handtevy Pediatric Care

Future Educational Offerings:
• Emergency Medical Responder
• Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EMR-EVOC)
• Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
• Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
• Montana approved Endorsement trainings
• And more

If you have questions, please contact Powder River County EMS:
Adam Johnson, Director of Emergency Medical Service Operations
Email: ajohnson@prco.mt.gov
PRC County Building: 406-436-2361

If you are experiencing an emergency situation, contact: 9-1-1 immediately or
Powder River County Sheriff’s Department: 406-436-2333

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