|The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, recognizing the need for a county-wide Emergency Medical Service (EMS) with Advanced Life Support (ALS) capability, created Med-Act in March 1975. This extension of care and treatment to the highways and homes of Johnson County is conducted in accordance with the current national, state, and local standards. The service has been designed to provide the best possible care for anyone who becomes suddenly ill or injured in the pre-hospital setting. Units are dispatched anywhere and at any time when notified that an emergency exists. Med-Act is a department of County government with oversight from the County Manager's Office. |
Johnson County covers 476 square miles southwest of metropolitan Kansas City. The county has a population of 460,000. Med-Act serves all cities located within Johnson County. These cities include: Olathe, Merriam, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Spring Hill, Gardner, Shawnee, De Soto, Edgerton, Roeland Park, Mission, Mission Hills, Prairie Village, and Westwood.
Med-Act has a call volume of over 25,000 calls per year. We operate from 17 fixed stations and employ 134 full time employees.
With the Med-Act name came the adopted departmental logo. The emblem has a red background with a gold border. The sunflower represents Johnson County, and the Star of Life is the national emblem of Emergency Medical Services.
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|To provide and assure the highest level of Emergency Medical Services in an effective, caring, and professional manner.||Employment Information
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|We demonstrate empathy and compassion to others.
We treat others with understanding, dignity, and respect.
We value and care for all people equally.
We support, encourage, and recognize each other.
We promote individual, family and community well being.
We do the right things for the right reasons.
We uphold individual and department integrity and responsibility.
We take pride in our achievements and accomplishments.
We promote and contribute to EMS professionalism.
Johnson County Med-Act
11811 S. Sunset Dr., Ste 1100
Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 715-1950
Fax: (913) 715-1959