EMS – Who Are We?
Pecan Plantation EMS is the 911 ambulance provider for Pecan Plantation residents. Our crew consists of Volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians, ranging from first responders to basic, intermediate, and paramedic levels, as well as Part-time professional Paramedics. All are qualified by Texas DSHS and national standards to provide the latest emergency care for the sick and injured. We are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are your neighbors. Our training prepares us to provide early emergency care and medical intervention under the protocols established by our medical director, Dr. Bruce Carpenter from Glen Rose Medical Center. Our equipment is state-of-the-art and includes three completely equipped MICU Ambulances. We are able to transport patients to Glen Rose Medical Center, Lake Granbury Medical Center, and other metroplex medical facilities; Air Evac Lifeteam and Care Flight may be on call as needed. Many times, transports are guided by patient needs as much as patient preference, blood pressure screening, miscellaneous allergy injection administration, health fairs, other community services, and CPR classes are offered by PPEMS.
EMS Mission Statement
As the 911 provider for Pecan Plantation and mutual aid provider for the surrounding county, our EMS is dedicated to providing quality pre-hospital care, striving to promote the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the residents, at a professional, but compassionate level.
Chief Brandl Stephenson comes to Pecan Plantation EMS with 20 years in EMS and public service. A native of South Texas and graduate of Texas Tech University, his service has ranged from the ground, critical care, rotor, and fixed-wing air medical operations, to training and logistics. A devoted student and educator, Brandl has a long history of teaching and training
EMS students and personnel as a field training officer, EMS instructor, and course coordinator.
Brandl and his wife Janan live in nearby Glen Rose. An avid outdoorsman and writer, Brandl enjoy spending time outside with his family. When not busy, he and his wife divide their
time between visiting their daughter and her husband in Tennessee and spending time with their two boys still at home.
What are Medical Emergencies?
- NOT BREATHING
- DIFFICULTY BREATHING
- SIGNS OF HEART ATTACK
- ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS
- SERIOUS BLEEDING
- NECK OR SPINE INJURIES
- BROKEN BONES
- HEAD, CHEST, OR ABDOMINAL INJURIES
- ANY SEVERE PAIN
- VERY SICK INFANT OR CHILD
- VERY SICK ELDERLY PERSON
- POOR OVERALL IMPRESSION
PLEASE CALL 911 ANYTIME YOU FEEL YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY; EMS WILL NEVER REPRIMAND YOU FOR CALLING IN THE EVENT THAT THE PATIENT DOES NOT REQUIRE TRANSPORT
EMS WILL ALSO RETURN AT ANY TIME TO REASSESS THE PATIENT FOR THE PROGRESSION OF SYMPTOMS AND THE NEED FOR TRANSPORT.