Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

About Us

Bonner County EMS was created in 2004 by the Bonner County Commissioners to fill the need for prehospital emergency medical care, after the previous private ambulance company ceased operations.

Today BCEMS employs around 50 full and part-time employees working a 48/96 shift rotation and staffing up to five Paramedic ambulances, answering nearly 5000 calls per year. Administrative and Operational staff includes the EMS Chief, Deputy Chief, three Captain/Paramedics, five Lieutenant/Paramedics and an Administrative Assistant. The ambulances are staffed at the Advanced Life Support level with Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians.

BCEMS is licensed at the Critical Care level for prehospital care and requires our Captain/Paramedics to receive Critical Care Certification (FP-C, CCP-C). In addition to staffing up to 5 ambulances, BCEMS has Command Staff assigned Quick Response Vehicles (QRV's) that provide first response and ALS care in the event an ambulance may be delayed or additional paramedics may be required. BCEMS units are dispatched to nearly 5000 responses annually by a 911 computer-aided-dispatch center staffed with Emergency Medical Dispatchers trained in the use of APCO Dispatch Software.

Bonner County EMS currently has four (4) stations that are staffed 24/7 with a fifth station currently used for response planning purposes. 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.

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