About Us

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Riley County EMS is a Type 1 EMS Service in Northeast Kansas.  Based out of Manhattan, we are dedicated to serving the residents and visitors of the City of Manhattan, as well as those in the Riley and Pottawatomie County areas.  Riley County EMS is owned and subsidized by Riley County, but operated through Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan.

Riley County EMS employs 23 full time Paramedics and seven AEMT/EMSs who work a 24 hour schedule (three days out of five then four days off).  A staff of 20 part time Paramedics and AEMT/EMTs are employed to staff open schedule time.

We are equipped with four staffed ALS units:
  • Two at the primary location on Claflin Road
  • One staffed unit at Manhattan Fire Department located on Poyntz Avenue
  • One at Manhattan Fire Department on Airport Road
In addition, we have two back up units at our main stations as well as four support vehicles, two all-terrain patient transport vehicles for events and two first response vehicles.  One first response vehicle is stationed in Riley.  The other is in Randolph and is used by volunteers with the Riley County Fire Department.

Riley County EMS averages over 13 calls per day, with an average of 4,800 calls per year.  The Manhattan community is largely comprised of college students who attend Kansas State University and military personnel stationed at Fort Riley, located just west of the city.  The total population served is 73,000.