The Winslow Field Office- Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Medical Service is located in the Southwestern portion off the Navajo Reservation in a small town of Winslow, Arizona.
Winslow sits in the high desert of Arizona's northeastern plateau at an elevation of about 4,500 feet above sea level.
Located at the intersection of Interstate 40 and State Highway 87, we remain an important link in that ancient and modern corridor of travel, a trade route that has seen tribal migration, hunting and trapping expeditions military transport and a host of other travelers through the centuries.
Winslow Field Office responds to 911 calls onto the Southwestern portion of the Navajo Reservation and doing mostly Inter-facility transport from Dilcon and Leupp Clinic as requested by the Winslow Indian Health Center in Winslow, AZ. It is the only Navajo Nation EMS Field Office whose base of operations is physically located outside of the Navajo Nation.
Most 911 calls for service originate from the northern areas surrounding the Communities of Dilcon, Lower Greasewood, and Leupp, Arizona.
Sometimes assisting the neighboring Hopi Emergency Medical Services onto the centers within the Winslow EMS Field Office response area and most of our estimated response time is 45 minutes to an hour. This causes extended response times, and difficulties in locating patients in the remote areas.
Dispatch typically occurs through the Navajo Nation Department of Law Enforcement Dispatch Center located in Dilcon, Arizona, 24 miles Northwest of Winslow. Being dispatched fro an emergency call; it is not a 911 system since most calls are received via a 7-digit telephone system.
If calls are intimated through the local 911 in Winslow, Arizona, those calls are then transferred to the Law Enforcement dispatch center. WE receive calls directly from Dilcon Police Dispatch either at the Winslow I.H.C. Urgent Care Department, or by paging system/portable radio.
Our office operates on a 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, we have two ambulances in services and currently staff with 1 supervisor, 1 Clerk Typist, 3 EMT-Rookies, 1 EMT-Basic, and 2 EMT-Intermediate all license personnel licensed under the State of New Mexico, Emergency Medical Service Bureau out of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
One personnel is attending the Paramedic Course through the New Mexico EMS Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico since August 2001. A single two-person crew is normally on duty with each employee working a twelve-hour shift from 7a.m. to 7p.m. or 7p.m. to 7a.m.. The Field Office Supervisor's has implemented varied shift configurations in order to accommodate the varied travel and school schedules of Winslow EMS Staff.
The Winslow Field Office is greatly and proudly serving the Navajo Nation and people that travel though their Southwestern portion of the Navajo Reservation. As they say "The old frontier wagon trials still stand." We invite you to visit our office that is located at the Winslow Indian Health Center 500 N. Indian Ave., Winslow, Arizona 86047.