EMS response in southwest Missouri that operates under the authority of a single EMS Medical Director includes the following EMS services & fire departments:
an advanced life support system that services the
cities of Joplin, Webb City, Carl Junction, Oronogo,
Duenweg and the surrounding areas
an advanced life support system servicing Newton
county and including the cities of Neosho, Seneca,
Diamond, Granby, Redings Mill & southern Joplin
an advanced life support system covering Barton
county including the city of Lamar
a daily, on-duty strength of 31 members and
7 administrative personnel manning 6 strategically-located
The following fire departments operate as fire responders (both as paramedics & EMT's) in a tiered-response system to provide necessary support for EMS.
Three 911 call centers provide dispatch services for the listed agencies.