Established in 1980, Rock Township Ambulance District (RTAD) serves communities within its 108 square miles of Northeast Jefferson County including Antonia, Arnold, Barnhart, Fenton, Imperial, Kimmswick, and unincorporated portions of Jefferson County, staffing 4 stations, 6 ambulances, and employs over 40 professional and dedicated EMTs and Paramedics.
RTAD is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) agency providing 911 emergency medical services, non-emergency transports, and medical stand-by services at festivals, fairs, and other special events.
As a political subdivision of the State of Missouri, RTAD is funded by user fees, sales tax revenue and property taxes. We are governed by a Board of 6 Directors who convene at regular meetings to conduct business. District residents are always welcome to attend and make public comments.
With oversight from our Medical Control team at Washington University, specifically our Medical Director, Dr. Siegler, RTAD provides compassionate and clinical excellence in basic and advanced life support using approved and progressive Clinical Guidelines.
Our ambulances are stocked with advanced equipment and medications that allow us to operate in accordance with current best practices in the field of paramedicine. This includes, but is not limited to: Hamilton T1 Ventilators, IV Pumps, intraosseous drills, tourniquets, the Lucas 3 CPR device, video laryngoscopy, cardiac monitors with 12-lead and transmission capabilities, and a variety of other equipment.
Team members at RTAD maintain their medical knowledge and skills through an extensive continuing education program. The program is comprised of recurrent certification classes, guest lecturers, in-house training, and online education. Our Quality Management committee reviews documentation and trends to assist with training expansion and remaining progressive for our clinical knowledge and experience. More information is available on the Our Team page.
Rock Township Ambulance District (RTAD) is recognized by the Missouri Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program as being Level 1 Pediatric
Ready, the highest recognition offered through the program.
Specific equipment and training needs makes pediatric patients a specialty population within the EMS field. RTAD has recognized these needs and has taken steps to ensure our service is properly equipped to treat and transport pediatric patients.
To gain this recognition, RTAD was required to confirm with Missouri EMSC that we carry all essential pediatric-specific equipment and have an appointed Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator. Our pediatric care coordinator acts as a pediatric champion within our agency and ensures that we meet and exceed all pediatric-specific treatment and transport needs as a top priority within our agency. Additionally, RTAD also provides regular pediatric specific training to our EMS professionals, and remains active within the communities we serve to focus on pediatric wellness by providing educational opportunities, car seat checks, and various safety programs.
We are also proud to be the first District to pilot and participate in the Missouri STARS program.