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Spink County Ambulance Service

Spink County Ambulance Crew

Back row: L-R  Eric Schueth, Wendi Owens, Mike Sanger, Simon Appel. Steve Hansen, Cindy Sanger, Jesse Lewis Front row: L-R  Nova Collins, Amy Akin, Cyndi Bachman, Susan Schaeffer, Terry Kissner

Not pictured: Dawn Oakley, Sheri Zens, Kandi Shantz, and Sharon Rothacker


  • Operates with 3 ambulances and answers approximately 500 calls per year
  • Is the sole provider for Redfield and the surrounding areas
  • Has the 911 coverage area of approximately 1800 square miles including Spink County and portions of Faulk and Hand counties. They also answer calls into Beadle County.
  • Awards
    • Winner of the 2002 South Dakota EMS Service of the Year Award
    • 2003 and 2004 People Saving People Award
    • Outstanding EMS Service
    • Promoting Injury Prevention Award
    • National recognition by the American college of Emergency Physicians in a planning guide for EMS week using Spink County Ambulance as an example to follow.
  • Community activities include:
    • Free Blood Pressure checks
    • Free Blood Glucose checks
    • EMT classes
    • CPR classes
    • First Aid classes and demonstrations
  • Provides standby coverage for community events such as football (Redfield, Doland, Northwestern, Hitchcock Tulare), parades, mud races and bull riding.
  • Sponsors a mock accident drill for the high school coordinating with law enforcement, fire department, clergy, school administration, hospital staff and rescue helicopter staff. 

Operated by Community Memorial Hospital.

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