Columbia Emergency Medical Services

Mission Statement

To protect the health, safety and welfare of our community with pride and professionalism.


Two advanced life support ambulances are staffed daily with paid professional EMS personnel, one of which is a board certified paramedic.


One EMS Chief, five full-time paramedics, with one being the lead paramedic, and 15-20 part-time paramedic/EMTs (emergency medical technician).

Car Seat Checks / Installation

The EMS department offers car seat checks/installation.  Anyone needing this service can call 618-281-4163 to make an appointment.  This is a free service to Columbia residents and anyone in the Columbia Volunteer Fire Protection District (CVFPD).

CPR Courses

AHA CPR AED Heartsaver classes offered upon request.  Anyone interested can call 618-281-4163.