Sho-Pai Emergency Medical Services


 

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 Welcome to the Shoshone-Paiute (or Owyhee) EMS service of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation 
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To contact us:

Emergency Response Center
1935 Fire Lane
PO Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832



Phone: 911 for emergencies
            (775)757-2046  (Non-emergencies only)
Fax:     (775)757-2041

Sho-Pai Emergency Medical Services

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  About Us

 

The Sho-Pai Emergency Medical Service is the only Intermediate Life Support Service that provides emergency medical coverage to the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, small adjacent towns of Riddle, Idaho and Mountain City, Nevada, and highways ID-51 and NV-225 for approximately 30 miles from the Reservation boundaries.  As an Intermediate Service, licensed through the State of Nevada, the crew runs 24-hour coverage with one EMT-Basic and one EMT-Intermediate with support from the local Sho-Pai Volunteer Fire Department as needed.  The Service provides both emergency response and patient transport with the goal of providing the best care possible to our patients.  On average the EMS department responds to approximately 130 prehospital calls and transport requests per year.  All transports are made out of the area via ground or helicopter depending on the need.  Furthermore, patients are transported to primarily St. Luke’s in Boise, Idaho, or St. Alphonsus in Boise, or Northern Nevada Regional Hospital in Elko, Nevada.  Medical Direction comes from either NNRH or from St. Al’s Medical Center.  Currently, the Service has 5 EMT-Intermediates and 7 EMT-Basics and these employees are either full-time or work intermittently as needed.       


To contact us:

Phone: 911 for emergencies
            775-757-2046  (Non-emergencies only)
Fax:     775-757-2041
E-mail:

 Type II Ambulance
Owyhee runs with three Type II ambulances

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The Duck Valley Indian Reservation is located in a very remote area straddling the Idaho and Nevada state border.

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 If you have an emergency

Dial 911!!!

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 Contact Us

 
 
To contact the EMS department with non-emergency intentions such as taking a tour or conducting other business feel free to visit or telephone us during business hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  The EMS service is operated out of the Emergency Response Center located just south of the Newtown subdivision on Fire Lane (see map below).
If you have an emergency, we have a crew readily available 24 hours a day.  You should dial 911 to obtain the emergency dispatch center so that the ambulance and crew are dispatched with proper pre-scene information, nature of the emergency, and location of the emergency.  When using the 911 system, please provide your name, the phone number that the dispatch may reach you at, the address of the emergency, the nature of the emergency, and any other information that the dispatcher requests.
 

DIAL 911 DURING EMERGENCIES!!!

Emergency Response Vehicles
Owyhee EMS is readily available for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Emergency Response Center
Emergency Response Center (ERC), the home base for Owyhee EMS.  See map below.

To contact us:

Owyhee Emergency Medical Service


Emergency Response Center
1935 Fire Lane
PO Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832
 
Location Map
Phone: 911 for emergencies
            (775)757-2046  (Non-emergencies only)
Fax:      (775)757-2041
E-mail:




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 Employee List


 Below are the dedicated employees of the Owyhee EMS department.
 Kenny Pete

 Kenny Pete

Kenny is the Director of the EMS department.  He is an EMT-Intermediate and has been in the EMS field for 20 years.  In addition to maintaining the service, Kenny also provides all of the training for future and current EMTs.  Kenny is an avid flyfisherman and with his local knowledge he has been known to shame all the other anglers on the reservoirs.



 Lenny Sope

Lenora Sope

Lenny is an EMT-I and has worked for the department since 1991.  Lenny is one of the full time EMTs and dedicates a lot of her time in keeping the ERC staffed.  Lenny is also active in ranching, bead-work, and other Native American activities.



 Greg Thomas Jr.

Greg Thomas Jr.

Greg is a full-time EMT-B that’s been aboard the EMS dept. for a long time.  He is an avid guitar player and singer and rocks out for Tribal employee gatherings and his church. 



 Bruce McKinney

 Bruce McKinney

Bruce, is a full-time EMT-B that started with the service in 2007.  He is an avid basketball player and also coaches youth in basketball and other sports during free time.




Matthew Hernandez

Matthew Hernandez

Matthew is a full-time EMT-B that started with the department in early 2008.  Matthew moved here from Las Vegas, NV and enjoys the local community and area.  He is active and likes to play sports like basketball and running.



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Virgil Shaw

Virgil is a intermittent EMT-I and works full time as a physician’s assistant.  He is one of the many veterans of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation serving the United States during the Vietnam War.  Virgil was also the Director of the service at one time but went on for further education
 
 

 
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Janie Shaw

Janie is a full time EMT-I and is also a long time member of the service.  She enjoys cooking and putting on bake sales.  Janie also works as beautician.



 Marklin Sope

Marklin Sope

Marklin is a full-time EMT-B that started with the department in early 2008.  He is an easy going and very nice person.  He enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, and going to concerts, particularly rock and metal. 



 Clayton Thomas

Clayton Thomas

Clayton Thomas is a part-time EMT-B who has recently become recertified in early 2008.  He also works for the Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Dept. as a game warden.  Clayton enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting.


 Jake Sellman

Jake Sellman

Jake is a part-time EMT-B since 2006.  He also works at the Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Dept. as fisheries biologist and also is on the volunteer fire department.  Jake enjoys fly fishing, chukar hunting, and home-brewing.