Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services Office is located in the EMS building at 805 Capitol Street.

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Emergency Medical Services


(605) 668-9033


(605) 668-0585


805 Capitol Street
Yankton, SD 57078

Yankton County Emergency Medical Services (YCEMS) is dedicated and proud to serve the residence and visitors to Yankton County. YCEMS a paramedic level, advanced life support, ambulance with one on duty crew and one back up crew; which are both staffed with at least one paramedic 24 hours a day. YCEMS provides emergency (911) ambulance service to all the communities within Yankton County; including South Yankton. We also provide ALS intercepts for surrounding communities and non-emergency interfaculty transfers. Our staff is made up of dedicated paid volunteers and full time staff members. YCEMS is assisted by Emergency Medical First Responders from Gayville, Lesterville Fire and Rescue, Volin, Irene, Lake Area First Responders & Yankton County Search and Rescue; which provide valuable medical assessment and treatment prior to the ambulance arrival.

YCEMS also provide a number of EMS/Ambulance Public Relation Standbys and education; such as, CPR, First Aid, First Responder, & EMT Courses.

EMT Course Available

This 16-week, in person course is available beginning January 4th, 2024 in preparing participants for EMT Certification. The course will meet on Tuesday & Thursday evenings along with a few Saturdays(half days) and will be held in Vermillion & Yankton. Students must be at least 18 years of age by the end of the course on May 2nd, 2024.

The last day to register is Friday, December 15th, 2023 by 5pm. To register or find out more information on this class you can, click here

Or if you have further questions you can contact:

  • Yankton Co. EMS (605) 668-9033
  • Vermillion Fire/EMS (605) 677-7098

Billing Information

Yankton County EMS utilizes the services of WayStar for all of our ambulance billing. Any inquiries about your ambulance bill may be directed to Brenda in our office.

Quick Links


Eric Van Dusen

Ambulance Administrator (605) 668-9033 Send an Email

Troy Cowman

Senior Paramedic (605) 668-9033 Send an Email

Brenda Gobel

Billing Clerk (605) 668-9033 Send an Email


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Main Phone:
(605) 260-4400

321 West 3rd Street, Suite 100 Yankton, SD 57078

Office Hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm CST, Monday-Friday
Closed on Holidays, Saturdays, & Sundays

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