UnityPoint Health - Jones Regional Medical Center

Anamosa Area Ambulance Service

Anamosa Area Ambulance Service is a premier emergency medical service that provides professional paramedic care to the communities of Anamosa, Martelle, Morley, Prairieburg, Springville, Viola and rural areas in Jones and Linn counties. A highly trained team of professionals routinely handle 9-1-1 dispatched emergency calls and non-emergent transfers.

Anamosa Area Ambulance is managed by Jones Regional Medical Center and under the direction of Sheila Frink, Paramedic and EMS instructor. She started as a volunteer with this service before becoming employed by Jones Regional in 1997. In 1998 she was named the director for the ambulance service. In addition to her duties with the Anamosa Area Ambulance, she serves on many committees within Jones Regional and in county and state EMS organizations.   Sheila's devotion and dedication to emergency medical services and rural health care is exemplified through her service with the EMS Association of Jones County, Iowa EMS System Standards committee,   Center for Rural Health and Primary Care Advisory committee and her volunteer service with Martelle First Responders.

The profession of "para" medicine has expanded to include paramedics working alongside physicians and nurses in the emergency department at Jones Regional. There they use critical skills regularly which help to keep expertise and knowledge at an optimum.

A typical day for paramedics includes providing in-field care, working in the Jones Regional emergency department and triage and assisting on the inpatient medical floor.

Anamosa Area Ambulance maintains a modern fleet of two ambulances that are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment for paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to use. Recently acquired patient care equipment include an IMPACT ventilator/BiPap/CPAP and an AutoPulse.

In addition to primary duties, personnel from Anamosa Area Ambulance provide community service by:

  • Providing emergency medical services for the annual Anamosa Pumpkinfest and Anamosa High School home football games and other sporting events.
  • Offering educational programs for schools, including mock drunk driving motor vehicle collisions and ambulance tours.
  • Assists in organizing and participating in community-wide disaster drills.

Anamosa Area Ambulance is always looking for quality certified staff. Those wishing to join our team must be an Iowa certified EMT or higher and hold a valid Class D3 Iowa driver's license, free of violations. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, pass a physical exam, drug screen and criminal background check. If you are interested in becoming certified as an emergency medical provider, contact your local community college for class availability. Certified medical providers can fill out an application online.

For more information about the Anamosa Area Ambulance Service, contact Sheila Frink, Ambulance Director at (319) 481-6309.

Anamosa Area Ambulance Board of Directors

Jill Parham, Chair

Paul Lewison

Virginia Dearborn

Bob Walderbach

Eric Briesemeister, Ex-Officio

Scott Kelly

Tammy Wiese