Olney Ems is a Critical access
hospital based service. Our primary response area is approx. 900 square
miles in the northern portion of Young County. We provide 911 and non-emergency
service to City of Olney, and the surrounding area. We provide 24/7 coverage
to a population of approx. 3,500 with a full time staff. Olney EMS has 3
Ambulances in our fleet, of which 2 units are staffed 365 days a year, with
the 3rd unit held in reserve until the need arises. Often we utilize our
part-time personnel and the reserve unit to assist other services with transfers.
This is all possible with the PRN employees we currently have on staff.
In the Early 1990's Olney EMS became part of the Olney Hamilton Hospital District. Since then we have seen a great change in the health care industry and in our community. Our goals are to be the best service anywhere. Olney EMS utilizes advanced protocols and treatments not seen in smaller services. Our medical director is Dr. Aaron Purdy. Our current protocols are available on our web page. We invite you to look them over and see the level of care and treatment we provide to our community.
Olney EMS continues to develop relationships with First Responder Organizations in Megargel, Loving, and individuals in and around the service area. Supporting those organizations and individuals is a benefit to Olney EMS, but more importantly, to the citizens that receive more prompt care in far rural areas and multi-casualty situations. We greatly appreciate their community spirit and involvement.
Community CPR and First-Aid
classes are held monthly by hospital staff as part of our commitment to
accident prevention. In 2009 we partnered with the Olney Fire Department,
Olney PD and several other agencies to provide a Shattered Dreams program
for our High School students. In 2011we partnered with Vernon College and
2016 with Ranger College to host basic EMT courses funded by the Texas A&M,
Texas Engineering and Extension Service or local grant sponsorships.
Air-Evac is our primary air medical transport service. Careflite is also another air medical service we can utilize when needed. Both of these services are a true asset to us and the community. We will update our photo's as they become available. Please feel free to send an e-mail to update us or ask if you have any questions.
Mobile Intensive Care
Aaron Purdy, MD
EMT-Intermediates or Advanced EMT
Many veterans check on their "battle buddies" as a daily routine because of the severe circumstances they know each other face and often need help to overcome.
Others, less aware of the extreme circumstance a friend or relative or acquaintence be experiencing, often get an opportunity to intervene, but don't even realize it until after a breakdown, or suicide attempt points it out.
We would like to stress how important it is to reach out to your friends and loved ones, especially in the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, but also any other time they cross your mind. If you see or hear something that makes you uneasy, there is usually a reason for it. Call for help. Get them the help they need. Let them know it is okay to need help from time to time, we all do.
If you are the one needing help, don't be afraid to call for it. Sometimes a simple discussion with someone that has similar life experiences is all it takes to get better. Other times you might need a physician to get involved for medications that alter your moods. You aren't alone and you don't have to go through this alone. Olney EMS is ready to help you get the level of help you need.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
or Text 838255
or Text 741741
9-1-1 is there if you don't know who to call, we can help.