The Allen County Ambulance Service has been serving Scottsville and Allen County since 1979.
We answer over 3,000 calls per year in our area.
The Ambulance Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year.
We are here when you need us!
Join Our Team
The work of the Allen County Ambulance Service is always expanding and may have a place for you!
If you are a Kentucky Licensed EMT or Paramedic you can apply to the Allen County Ambulance Service by going to our Contact Us page, download our application, fill it out, and follow the instructions as to where to send or fax it.
The Allen County Ambulance Service is a close-knit family who is making a difference in our community.
Seasonal Flu Information
With flu season upon us it is important that for individuals take preventative measures against spreading it throughout the community. According to experts at the CDC, "The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine has been shown to reduce flu related illnesses and the risk of serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death. (O,. et al, 2018)." The flu vaccine is made available in many places throughout the community during the flu season so don't forget to stop and get yours today!
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As with many communities, the Ambulance service in Allen County was operated by local funeral homes. The arrangement had lasted a long time; for example T.W. Crow & Son business had run a horse drawn ambulance in the early 20th century. The system was considered mutually beneficial. Local government bore less expense of operational costs, while the funeral homes advertised on the ambulances and stood a good chance of picking up business from families of transported patients who didn’t survive.
However, by the late 1970’s, new state regulations regarding medical training and equipment requirements had cut well into the funeral home’s profits in running ambulances. According to Citizen-Times archives, by 1978, Allen County Funeral Home had turned its ambulances over to the county.
It was recommended a new county ambulance service be established. Discussions – and several joint sessions between the court and the Scottsville City Council – continuing through the remainder of 1978, with options such as a volunteer ambulance service being discussed. On December 4, 1978, the council and court agreed in a joint session to install a new publicly-operated ambulance service.
Where to house the new service was discussed. The council at one point in November 1978 voted to house it at the Civil Defense (today’s Scottsville Allen County Rescue Squad) building. For logistical reasons, others preferred that it be located near the War Memorial Hospital. It would be.
The first run for the new Allen County Ambulance Service was, Lex Carter recalled, “something after midnight of January 1, 1979.” The new agency got a trial by snow – several inches of it that fell in early January 1979, causing a series of accidents that kept the ambulance crews rolling.
In the first year we had 700 runs. Today we average over 3,000 runs a year. We have 15 full-time employees and 24 part-time employees. We have two full-time crews working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to serve this community.
Founding Director - retired
Lex Carter, with 33 years at the helm, led the Allen County Ambulance Service since it began in 1978.
Lex, a Scottsville native, graduated from Allen County High School. He attended Campbellsville University on a basketball scholarship.
He is a Vietnam War veteran. After returning he worked as a mortician. In 1972, Lex completed his training as an emergency medical technician at Western University. In 1978 he became the founding director for the Allen County Ambulance Service.
Lex’s influence and care on Allen County will be felt for generations to come. We have been fortunate to have a man of his caliber serving this community.
Lex retired in December 2011 and now spends most of his days fishing.
Ann Langman was appointed Director in November of 2020 after a year as interim. Ann brings over 17 years of EMS experience, 6 of those as Assistant Field Supervisor for The Medical Center EMS, 3 years B shift supervisor and 3 years Assistant Director for Allen County EMS. Ann is also a 7 year veteran of the United States Navy.
Ann is a native of Muhlenberg County, KY and moved here in 1998. She resides in the New Roe community with her husband and considers herself a proud Allen Countian now.
Board Meeting and Members
The Allen County Ambulance Service board members are listed below.
Rickey Cooksey, Chairman
Dr. Lee Carter
Terry Michael Howell
Our monthly Board Meeting will be held on Monday June 28, 2021 at the Allen County Ambulance Service at 7pm.
It is the purpose of Allen County Emergency Medical Services to provide pre-hospital care to the residents and visitors of Scottsville and Allen County. With team work and training, we shall strive to maintain our professionalism and enhance our ability to provide the highest standard of care. These values shall be continuously provided through dedicated service to our community.
Ambulance Service is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with notice of the Ambulance Service's legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information. The attached PDF file is a current copy of our Privacy Practices for the Allen County Ambulance Service.
Feel free to click on this file and download this policy. We reserve the right to change this notice and to make the changed notice effective for medical information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. We will provide a revised copy of this notice to you upon request.
This standardized EMS DNR Order has been developed and approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, in
consultation with the Cabinet for Human Resources. It is in compliance with KRS Chapter 311 as amended by Senate Bill
311 passed by the 1994 General Assembly, which directs the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to develop a standard
form to authorize EMS providers to honor advance directives to withhold or terminate care.
For covered persons in cardiac or respiratory arrest, resuscitative measures to be withheld include external chest
compressions, intubation, defibrillation, administration of cardiac medications and artificial respiration. The EMS DNR Order
does not affect the provision of other emergency medical care, including oxygen administration, suctioning, control of
bleeding, administration of analgesics and comfort care.
This EMS DNR Order applies only to resuscitation attempts by health care providers in the prehospital setting(i.e., certified
EMT-First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics) — in patients' homes, in a long-term care facility,
during transport to or from a health care facility, or in other locations outside acute care hospitals.