Fentress County Emergency Medical Services is an award-winning service responsible for providing prehospital care to the citizens of Fentress County.  Our services include emergency, critical care, non-emergency, and convalescent transports that account for approximately 4,440 calls for the service annually.  Fentress County EMS operates a total of six Advanced Life Support units and services a population of approximately 18,000.  These units are housed within two stations that are strategically placed to optimize emergency response times; the main station is in Jamestown, and a substation is located in Clarkrange.  ALS staff operates 12 hours on and 12 hours off on a bi-weekly rotation.  Fentress County Emergency Medical Services is comprised of approximately twenty eight full and part time employees trained to various levels of care that include Advanced EMT, Paramedic, and Critical Care Paramedics.

Fentress County Emergency Medical Services is dedicated to the delivery of excellent care of Fentress County’s citizens.  If you or your family was recently transported by Fentress County Emergency Medical Services, any feedback you may be able to provide is valued and appreciated.

Address Phone
310 South Main St 931-879-8147
Jamestown, TN 38556 Fax
Micah Dunford
Micah DunfordDirector
John Richards
John RichardsAssistant Director


A: Emergency Medical Services
A:  Fentress County EMS responded to 4021 calls in 2014 and 4174 calls in 2015.
A: There are a total of six (6) ambulances. Two (2) ambulances are staffed at the Jamestown station during the day with one (1) ambulance stationed at Clarkrange. Each station has one (1) ambulance staffed during the night. Additional can be called to work during times of high call volume.
A: The stations are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 52 weeks of the year and can be contacted for emergencies by calling 911. If you need assistance with billing issue or have other questions, please call our bill office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The number to our billing office is 931-879-3319
A: First of all, we want you to get well and we want to provide you with the highest level of pre-hospital emergency care as possible. Once you have been cared for, we will bill your insurance company for you.
A: We have protocols in place for the attending paramedic to transport to the closes appropriate facility; however, the patient or patient’s family has a right to request another facility. When you request to be transported to a different hospital, you may be asked to sign a form that explains that you understand that your insurance may not cover any or all charges. EMS crews should explain to you the risk and benefits of going to a different facility to allow you to make an informed decision.
A: Yes. We will examine a patient and talk with them, but he or she has the right to refuse treatment, transport, or both at any time. There are some exceptions based on mental competency and minors.
A: John Richards is the interim director of the Fentress County EMS and Brian Tompkins is the interim Assistant Director. Feel free to call to call any time during business hours on our non-emergency line at 931-879-3360