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Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service (TEAS)

Bringing 24/7 Emergency Care to You

Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service (T.E.A.S.) provides the community with 24-hour, state-of-art, emergency care and treatment of ill and injured patients in the pre-hospital setting.

Our service is provided through a joint venture agreement between the Tippecanoe County Commissioners, IU Health and Franciscan Health, which provides our ambulances and dispatch center. The service itself is operated and staffed by employees of Franciscan Health.

Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service (TEAS)

Areas We Serve

Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service covers an area of 500 square miles. We serve the pre-hospital emergency medical needs of more than 186,000 city and county residents, in addition to the many visitors and travelers through Tippecanoe County. We also respond to police and fire standbys for all of the volunteer and paid departments in Tippecanoe County. We also transfer distressed newborns from hospitals in the surrounding counties back to the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) located at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. In 2017 TEAS responded to 20,500 911 calls for our service areas.

If this is an emergency, call 911.

The Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service personnel are ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Services Provided

Our staff covers four paramedic ALS ambulances, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, one ambulance 16 hours a day, one paramedic ALS ambulance 12 hours a day, seven days a week, and two administrative chase cars staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 911 emergency ambulances are staffed at a minimum by one Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and one paramedic in accordance with state statutes. We provide coverage for such events as the Taste of Tippecanoe, the Feast of the Hunter's Moon, Dancing in the Streets, the Tippecanoe County Fair and many other events.

Ongoing training

Pre-hospital emergency medicine still a relatively new field in medicine; therefore emergency personnel are required to continually expand their knowledge base to stay current on the latest life-saving trechniques. Their expertise must span from infants to the elderly patient, each with his/her own needs and influenced by many multicultural backgrounds. If this is an emergency, call 911. The Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service personnel are ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

EMS Ambulance Sim Lab

The EMS Ambulance Sim Lab features everything you would have on an ambulance still in use. This EMS Ambulance Sim Lab is used for training new hires but is also available for use by anyone who wants to do pre-hospital first aid training that works with TEAS, like volunteer fire departments, paid fire departments, etc.

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