About Us

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Riley County EMS is in Northeast Kansas. Based out of Manhattan, we are dedicated to serving the residents and visitors of the City of Manhattan, as well as those in Riley County.

Riley County EMS employs 30 full-time made up of AEMT/EMSs who work a 24-hour schedule (three days out of five then four days off). A staff of 20 part-time Paramedics and AEMT/EMTs are employed to staff open schedule time.

We are equipped with four staffed ALS units:

  • One at the primary location on Claflin Road
  • One staffed unit at Manhattan Fire Department located on Poyntz Avenue
  • One at Manhattan Fire Department on Airport Road
  • One at the Riley County Public Works Complex

In addition, we have two backup units at our main station as well as four support vehicles, and two all-terrain patient transport vehicles for events.

Riley County EMS averages over 13 calls per day, with an average of 4,800 calls per year. The Manhattan community is largely comprised of college students who attend Kansas State University and military personnel stationed at Fort Riley, located just west of the city. The total population served is 73,000.


Riley County EMS offers a wide variety of continuing education through lectures, practical training sessions and certification/re-certification formats. Our organization is approved by the Kansas Board of EMS as a long-term provider of continuing education and training.