Public Safety

How It Started

Old Ambulance Prior to 1974, the ambulance service consisted of the attending Police Officer calling the mortician to pick up the patient in a hearse and transport them to the Hospital.

Shortly after, a few of the community members were trained as EMTs. These people would then respond to the scene, care for the patient, and prepare the patient for transport to the Hospital by the Payson Ambulance.

Early in 1975, Spanish Fork was recognized as an ambulance department and was provided with an ambulance, which enabled Spanish Fork to now transport patients themselves, which eliminated Payon's commute time and made for a much faster reponse.

As the city grew, the department expanded over the years to form what it is today, with not one, but three ambulances.