Emergency Medical Service
The Sherman Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to the citizens of Sherman and portions of Grayson County. Sherman EMS provides medical care under the direction of Dr. James Frame. Personnel are certified through the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) as Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic, Intermediate or Paramedic.
Training Hours Needed
The TDSHS requires EMS personnel to acquire continuing education based on their certification level. An EMT-Basic must complete 72 hours of training within a four year certification period, an EMT-Intermediate must complete 108 hours and a Paramedic must complete 144 hours of training during a four year period. All continuing education must be certified by the TDSHS.
The Sherman Fire Department currently has five ambulances licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Each ambulance is a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU). That means there is a certified or licensed paramedic who can provide Advanced Life Support on that ambulance.
It is our mission to provide the highest quality healthcare. Our services range from Basic First Aid to Advance Cardiac and Trauma Life Support. We provide blood pressure checks at any of the fire stations.
Effective May 1, 2011, the City of Sherman Finance Department began the billing process for ambulance services. For billing questions, to provide insurance information or to get a copy of your bill, you may call them directly at 903-892-4555.
Records Request & HIPAA Information
Sherman EMS is required by law under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect the privacy of your confidential patient information, known as Protected Health Information (PHI). For information about requesting a copy of your PCR, go to https://www.ci.sherman.tx.us/102/Requesting-Records-Information.
Ambulance Service Permit Application
On January 20, 2014, the City Council of the City of Sherman adopted changes to the Ambulance Ordinance. The new Ordinance requires all ambulance services providing emergency or non-emergency service within the corporate or extraterritorial limits of the City to obtain a permit.
- Complete the Ambulance Service Permit Application
- Return the application, required documents and payment to the City of Sherman Fire Department, P O Box 1106, Sherman, Texas 75091
- All documents should be submitted on a usb flash drive
- Please include the non-refundable application fee in the Total Permit Fee amount when you list your vehicles