Established in 1974, La Porte County Emergency Medical Services is the sole emergency medical transport provider for La Porte County. EMS was ran out of the La Porte County Health Department, under the direction of Steve Wurster, who was the EMS coordinator, which was supervised by Don Wingstrom, Administrator of the La Porte County Health Department. Michigan City had 2 Basic Life Support ambulances, La Porte had 1, and Wanatah remained covered by the funeral homes. There were 14 employees working a 24 hour on/24 hour off schedule.
Applications may be submited at anytime through the La Porte County Human Resource Department.