Bonner County, ID
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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

About Us

Bonner County EMS is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) third-service rural/wilderness agency serving the residents and visitors of Bonner County with 9-1-1, critical care and interfacility transports. BCEMS responded to approximately 5000 requests for service in 2021 .

Bonner County EMS is led by Chief Jeff Lindsey and Deputy Chief Alan Brinkmeier, who lead a group of 47 highly skilled EMT's and Paramedics. 

BCEMS full-time employees are assigned to three (3) shifts A/B/C. Each shift works a 48/96 rotation meaning, 48 hours on-duty and 96 hours off-duty. Each shift has an Captain/MSO assigned, who is responsible for overseeing the entire shift as well as assisting crews when needed. BCEMS currently utilizes a fleet of 2019 and 2021 Ford F-450 ambulances, all of which have 4x4 capabilities. All BCEMS ambulances are supplied with cutting edge equipment including, Lucas 3 CPR Devices, Storz C-Mac video laryngoscope, Sapphire IV Pumps and Stryker Power-LOAD system to name a few.

Bonner County EMS currently has four (4) stations that are staffed 24/7 with a fifth station currently used for response planning purposes. BCEMS currently staffs four (4) ALS ambulances 24/7 along with two (2) ALS chase vehicles. Station locations and assignments are as follows:

  • Station 1 (Sandpoint) 
    3581 (ALS Ambulance) 3501 (ALS Chief ) 3503 (ALS Captain)
  • Station 2 (Priest River)
    3582 (ALS Ambulance) 3592 (ALS Lieutenant)
  • Station 3 (Sagle)
    3583 (ALS Ambulance) 3561 (6x6 Off-Road Ambulance)
  • Station 4 (Ponderay) 
    3584 (ALS Ambulance)
  • Station 5 (Blanchard/Priest Lake ALS Intercept)

Bonner County EMS contracts several other agencies in the county to provide EMS response and transport.  Current contract partner agencies are Clark Fork Valley Ambulance, Schweitzer Fire District, Priest Lake EMTs and Kootenai County EMS System.

Current Protocols

Current RFQs:

EMS Station 1 and Office Complex RFQ Documents.pdf

Contact Us: (P) 208-255-2194 (F) 208-263-0349

Location and Hours

EMS Station # 1 (Headquarters)
521 North 3rd Ave
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

Administration Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

EMS Station # 2
83 Airfield Way
Priest River, ID  83856

EMS Station # 3
465838 Highway 95
Sagle, ID  83860

EMS Station # 4
60 Moody Lane
Ponderay, ID  83852


General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 208-263-0349
Emergencies: Dial 911
521 North 3rd Avenue

Business Office
8:00am - 12:00pm Mon-Friday