METS provides emergency medical services to the cities of Joplin, Webb City, Carl Junction, Oronogo, Duenweg, Duquesne and surrounding communities. We cover 240 square miles of western Jasper County. We operate seven ambulances during weekday hours, six during during the daytime on weekends and five during the overnight hours.
Disaster Medical Services
METS responds at the request of regional, state, and national agencies to natural disasters. Our crews have assisted with multiple natural disasters including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Gustav. We assisted Newton County Ambulance during May 10, 2008 tornado. Recently, we sent multiple ambulances and our command/disaster trailer to assist the towns of Quapaw, Oklahoma and Baxter Springs, Kansas immediately after the April 27, 2014 tornado damaged both towns.
METS provides Joplin Police Department with paramedics and EMT’s to serve on the SWAT team. The paramedics and EMT’s receive special training and education to be a part of this advanced team. The paramedics and EMT’s main purpose is to provide emergency medical care to the officers and / or victims in a hostile environment.
METS has a honor guard that participates in community events such as displaying the colors at sporting events, fundraisers, and parades. The honor guard also assists with tragic events such as funerals of fellow emergency responders and their families.