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Anamosa Area Ambulance Service

Anamosa Area Ambulance Service is a premier emergency medical service that provides professional paramedic care to approximately 250 square miles in and around Anamosa, covering parts of both 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. 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.

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.

Anamosa Area Ambulance maintains a modern fleet of 3 ambulances that are furnished with state of the art equipment to enhance the capabilities of our paramedics and EMT's, such as lead cardiac monitors with transmitting capabilities so that physicians at the hospital can also see a patient's cardiac rhythm and CPAP/BiPap capabilities to assist patients who are experiencing respiratory distress.

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 and tours to area schools and social clubs such as Girl and Boy Scouts.
  • Assists in organizing and participating in community-wide disaster drills.
  • Assists in providing continuing education opportunities to local volunteer EMS providers and businesses.

Anamosa Area Ambulance is an authorized paramedic service by the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services.

Contact

For more information about the Anamosa Area Ambulance Service, contact Sheila Frink, Ambulance Director at (319) 481-6309 or sheila.frink@unitypoint.org.

Anamosa Area Ambulance Board of Directors

Jill Parham, Chair

Eric Briesemeister, Ex-Officio

Bryan Bucheit

Carl Chalstrom

Scott Kelly

Marty Rowland

Bob Walderbach

Tammy Wiese

Traci Worcester