About Us


Bartlesville Ambulance Service (BAS)  started in 1976 by Dan Dalton and is currently owned by him today. BAS services all of Washington County and part of Osage County. BAS is a full Advanced Life Support Ambulance Service that operated 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have 5 fully equipped Ambulances that are ready for any type of emergency, everything from minor injuries to major trauma and cardiac arrests. We have some of the most advanced equipment available today. We employ both EMT’s and Paramedics that are highly trained in Advance Cardiac Life Support as well as Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Prehospital Advance Trauma Life Support. We have a total of 45 employees,20 being full time and 25 Part time employees, 18 of those being Paramedics and 27 being EMT’s

Levels of EMT’s

EMTs (also known as emergency medical technicians or, at advanced levels, paramedics) are the first responders on the scene of emergencies and accidents; however, not all EMTs have the same qualifications. There are three different levels of EMTs, each with specific training requirements and job responsibilities. .

The three levels of EMTs are EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic. The scope of an EMT’s responsibilities is determined by his or her training level, but all EMTs work together to stabilize patients. Emergency medical technicians are qualified to provide initial treatment for burns, spinal injuries and broken bones, and they’re also trained to deliver newborn babies for pregnant women who can’t make it to a hospital.

EMT-Basic (EMT-B)

Also known as EMT-Bs, EMT-Basics are entry-level EMTs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EMT-Bs have less training than other EMTs (about 110 hours), and they also have fewer job responsibilities. An EMT-B can carry out basic life support functions, but is limited to performing non-invasive procedures. An EMT-Basic can help patients take medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor, but he or she is not qualified to administer any new medications. EMT-Bs commonly perform important functions like these:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Bone splinting
  • Suctioning fluids to assist more advanced EMTs

EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I)

EMT-Intermediates have 200-400 hours of training and have an expanded range of duties. The responsibilities of EMTs at different levels vary from state to state, and this is especially this case with EMT-Is. For instance, in some states EMT-Is cannot administer non-prescribed medicines, but in other states they may administer up to 20 different medications. Compared to EMT-Bs, EMT-Intermediates have enhanced assessment skills and are trained to conduct the following medical procedures:

  • IV treatment
  • Endotracheal intubations

EMT-Paramedics (EMT-P)

Commonly referred to as ‘paramedics,’ EMT-Paramedics have at least two years of training and possess more skills and responsibilities than other EMTs. Paramedics can perform all of the tasks assigned to lower-level EMTs, and they also have the following job duties:

  • Administering drugs intravenously and by mouth
  • Reading lab results, EKGs and X-rays
  • Cleaning wounds
  • Conducting manual defibrillation