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Nature Coast EMS Annual Trunk or Treat

Nature Coast EMS Annual Trunk or Treat 2020

We are excited to announce our ‘Trunk or Treat’ event this year! This year it will be a drive thru event only. Masks will be required.

  • October 29, 2020 from 6pm – 830pm.
  • 890 S Oak Crest Path
  • Lecanto, FL 34461

Consistent with the events surrounding COVID, our annual T&T event will be a drive thru. This is being done in order to assure our communities safety while still creating an engaging, fun-filled event.

Through community partnerships, we will have numerous agencies and local businesses passing out candy while those in attendance enjoy a short drive through our Halloween themed environment.

For questions, call Jennie Shepard @ (352) 249-4705.

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Nature Coast EMS Staff Participate in Nationally Accredited Training Program

Nature Coast EMS Staff Participate in Nationally Accredited Training Program

During the week August 31 – September 4, 2020, fifteen leaders of the Nature Coast EMS team completed elements of the National EMS Management Association’s “EMS Field Training and Evaluation Program.”  EMS-FTEP™ presents a structured program for transitioning new employees into the EMS agency. It is designed and delivered to provide both the employee and the agency with the greatest possible chance of success, by providing a framework that assures employees understand, develop, and can demonstrate those skills and behaviors that the employing agency considers essential. 

Five senior leaders completed the 2-day “Developing and Managing the EMS-FTEP” course, designed to prepare them to manage and support the program in their agency.  Chief Scott Baxter, Deputy Chief Wayne Martin, Operations Chief Ron Bray, Administration Chief Jim Dinsch, and Paramedic Captain (Training) Floyd Mead were awarded certificates of course completion pins.  Eleven staff members completed the 3-day Basic Field Training Officer Course, which is intended to prepare experienced paramedics to train and evaluate newly hired personnel in the field (community) environment. 

These employees were presented completion certificates, as well “the Owl” pin denoting and EMS Field Training Officer. These programs were presented by the National EMS Management Association, and are considered the “gold standard” in new employee development.

Nature Coast EMS has served as the sole provider of emergency paramedic ambulance service in Citrus County since 2000.  The agency employs 105 personnel and operates 20 ambulances, stationed throughout the county. 

The National EMS Management Association is a professional association of EMS leaders dedicated to the discovery, development, and promotion of excellence in leadership and management in EMS systems, regardless of EMS system model, organizational structure or agency affiliation. NEMSMA is an inclusive organization of EMS leaders and managers where all are welcomed regardless of organizational size, corporate structure, ownership, or philosophy, and offers programs of professional development for EMS supervisors, managers, and executives.

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NCEMS Mandatory Driver Training for all EMT’s and Paramedics

This past week, we conducted mandatory driver training for all team members. Floyd Mead, our training captain, created the course which depicts many challenges our EMT’s and paramedics have faced in recent years.

Our goal is to create a safer environment allowing us to better serve the community.

We have had numerous driving incidents in recent years that were caused by our negligence and lack of training. Hopefully, initiatives like this will allow us to mitigate such occurrences moving forward.

This training will be incorporated into our MOE process for every new hire EMT and paramedic moving forward.

We are never done training. This past week we conducted driver training. Anyone who drives an ambulances was required…

Posted by Nature Coast EMS on Saturday, July 25, 2020
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Paramedics $2,500 Sign On Bonus

Be a part of our growing team. Now offering a $2,500 sign on bonus for paramedics. 50% paid upon hire, 50% paid after completing probationary period.

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Nature Coast EMS is Citrus County’s exclusive, not-for-profit (501(c)3), Advanced Life Support 9-1-1 emergency responder and medical transportation provider.

The organization was established on October 1st, 2000. We work to perform, monitor and enhance our care with the overall objective of ensuring clinical excellence. It is our county-wide, on-time response that benchmarks our excellent customer service and attentiveness. It is our fiscal accountability and efficiency that proves the company’s organizational effectiveness.

In 2007, Nature Coast EMS trained all Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to skill proficiency in intravenous catheterization and in 2020 started administering Narcan for overdoses.

By doing so, the EMTs offer invaluable assistance for their paramedic partners during a response requiring advanced life support services.

Because we know that seconds can feel like hours during a medical emergency, Nature Coast EMS highly values its on-time response performance record.

The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services granted Nature Cost EMS national reaccreditation in November 2015 making it one of only 16 ambulance providers in the State of Florida and one of less than 170 ambulance services nationwide to achieve the “gold standard” industry standard. We are currently working on our reaccreditation for 2018 and expect to complete it with flying colors.

Nature Coast EMS has been serving Citrus County since October 2000.


  • Experience credit (up to 8 years)Paid Time Off (accrued)
  • 11 Paid Holidays 401k contributions
  • Healthcare Insurance Company Paid at 90%
  • Employer Contribution to HSAVision InsuranceDental Insurance Company Paid at 100%
  • Free Educational HoursDiscount on Verizon Accounts
  • State of Florida Survivor Benefits
  • Only EMS Transport Provider in Citrus County
  • 12 and 24 hour shifts
  • CAAS Accredited Since 2009
  • Surface Water Rescue Swimmer/Zodiac Boats
  • No State Income Tax

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Nature Coast EMS – EMS Week 2020

Celebrating EMS Week 2020, Nature Coast EMS style…

“We just can’t give in, we just can’t give up. We must go boldly into the darkness and be the light.” -American Aquarium

The above lyrics sum up the last few months in healthcare.

Operations Chief Ron Bray is here describing the purpose of ems week. Thank you to all of our staff featured and those not. A lot of work goes into running an ems agency. It starts and ends with team work.

Please like and share for ems providers everywhere.

Thanks to American Aquarium for writing such an applicable song and allowing us to use it.

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