The Clarkston Fire Department well over 7,000 residents within the City. Ambulance service is provided by one staffed ambulance and three others in reserve. The ambulance service generally responds to at least six calls a day, and approximately 1,900 during the year. The service responds to emergency calls, non-emergency inter-facility (hospitals, extended care facilities, patient homes, etc.) calls within the City, and out-of-area transports to hospitals in other communities, such as Lewiston, Coeur D’Alene, Spokane, Walla Walla, etc.
The on-duty staff is supported by off-shift firefighters, part-time reserve firefighters/EMTs, volunteers, and full-time EMT/paramedic/firefighters who are called by radio pagers to report to the station immediately after an ambulance or fire engine is dispatched to an incident so a crew is available if/when subsequent calls for help are received.
Out-of-Area Ambulance Transport
In addition to providing emergency medical services, the Clarkston’s ambulance accepts out-of-area transports. Health care facilities wishing to schedule non-emergency inter-facility transports, originating in Clarkston, to other hospitals in other communities (Lewiston, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Walla Walla, etc.) should call Whitcom, the regional dispatch center serving all of Asotin County, including Clarkston, at 509-758-2331. Out-of-area transports may also be scheduled by calling the Clarkston Fire Station at (509) 758-8681.
Staffing these transports requires calling in off-duty, volunteer or reserve paramedic/EMT/firefighters, so please give us as much advance notice as is possible. The questions we will ask when receiving a call for this type of service are available in the following form.