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Wharton EMS

Wharton EMS is under the direction of John Kowalik, Assistant EMS Director, Christy Gonzales and  Supervisors Temple Koonce and Jose Damian. Wharton EMS staffs three full time twenty-four ambulances.

Medical Direction

Medical direction for the department is under Dr. Jeffery Gubbels.

Ambulances

Wharton EMS has five in service Type 1 ambulances and 1 reserve Type 1 ambulance.


Training 

Wharton EMS conducts monthly CE in house training sessions. We have several AHA CPR, ACLS, and PALS instructors that are essential in re-certifying the medics. Wharton EMS also teaches first aid and CPR to the community. Wharton EMS offers classes the last week of the month. For more information on upcoming CPR, ACLS, or PALS classes please call (979) 532-4811 ext. 700.

Ambulance Provider Services

Any person who desires to operate an ambulance within the jurisdiction of the City of Wharton must obtain an ambulance provider's permit. Application should be made with the City Secretary of the City of Wharton. It shall be unlawful for any person, including a provider, other than an employee of the department officially on duty, or an agency of the United States, to furnish, operate, conduct, maintain, advertise for, or otherwise be engaged in the operation of an emergency ambulance or the providing of emergency service in the City.

It shall be unlawful to operate an ambulance within the jurisdiction of the City by picking up non-emergency patients without having an ambulance provider's permit, issued by the City of Wharton. A provider shall place its equipment and personnel at the disposal of the city manager in the event of a public calamity or major disaster.

Application for Ambulance Provider Services

For further information:

City of Wharton Code of Ordinances - Chapter 27 - Emergency Medical Services

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City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400

info@whartonfire.com
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Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131
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City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
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