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.
Board Meeting and Members
Regular Board Meeting for the Allen County Ambulance Service District is the 3rd Monday of each month at 7PM. The meeting is held at 114 Rob H. Cline Ln., Scottsville, KY 42164. The Allen County Ambulance Service board members are listed below.
114 Rob H. Cline Ln.
Office: (270) 237-4938
Fax: (270) 237-5973
Application for Employment
Please download application (PDF on the right), fill it out, and return or fax it to the Allen County Ambulance Service.