We are here to serve the communities of Southeast Shelby County.

Columbiana, Fourmile, Kingdom, Shelby, Summer Hill, & Wilsonville

What We Do

Southeast Shelby Emergency Medical Service’s ALS vehicles are staffed at the advanced life support level. Our ALS ambulances are operated by highly skilled and trained staff and carry the necessary medical equipment required to stabilize, treat, and transport patients to a hospital emergency department, cath lab, or trauma center.


  • 1982 Organization was started
  • 2006 Started staffing 8-5 Monday-Friday in Columbiana  
  • 2011 Started transporting Patients and Staff 24/7 (1 truck)
  • 2013 Started Rescue 1 (R-1) 24/7 in the Montevallo area (1 truck)
  • 2016 Started to staff a SECOND Unit in Columbiana 12 hours a day
  • 2018 Reduced Columbiana From 12 Hours to 9am to 6pm Monday-Saturday (due to COST)
  •  SESCR Responded to 2,472 9-1-1 calls from Columbiana area in 2020,

of those SESCR Transported 1,180 patients.

  • SESCR Responded to 1,997 9-1-1 calls in R-1 area (Montevallo) in 2020, 

of those SESCR Transported 789 patients.

Emergency Medical Response

Response by specially trained personnel to provide out-of-hospital care in medical emergencies.

Advanced Life Support

Advanced Life Support (ALS) is a set of life-saving protocols and skills that extend beyond Basic Life Support (BLS). It is used to provide urgent treatment to cardiac emergencies such as cardiac arrest, stroke, myocardial infarction, and other conditions.

ALS is one of the vital steps in the American Heart Association’s Chain of Survival.

REF: Zoll Medical  Corporatation

Response to motor vehicle crashes

We respond to motor vehicle crashes with tools  and equipment that are specifically for extricating trapped patients.

Our personnel are cross trained in vehicle extrication and emergency medical care.

Emergency Transport

Ambulance transportation with continued care from the scene to the appropriate emergency medical care facility (i.e. hospital emergency department, cath lab, stroke or trauma center.

January 2021 Special Election

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When is the election?

January 26, 2021

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where is the election being held?

Shelby County Exhibition Center

86 Argo Road

Columbiana, AL 35051 

Who can vote?

All registered voters that are registered to an address within the proposed district boundaries.

Proposed Interim Trustees

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Chuck Payne

–  Mike Gannon

Chris Peters

Mike Scroggins

Mindy Nash

Why is the election being held?

 The election is being held to determine if the registered voters within the proposed boundaries wish to establish an Emergency Medical Services District. This district would provide funding for the agency to improve  current emergency medical services and transport to the residents of the newly formed district. This election also approves the service charge schedule and the Interim Trustees.

What questions will be on the ballot?

Each of the following will be answered as [] Yes  or  [] No, on the ballot.


  1. Shall there be formed the Southeast Shelby Emergency Medical Services District?                           
  2. Shall the service charge schedule of the Southeast Shelby Emergency Medical Services District, as proposed and advertised in the Shelby County Reporter, be approved and adopted?
  3. Shall the following named individuals: Chuck Payne, Mike Gannon, Chris Peters, Mike Scroggins, and Mindy Nash be elected as Interim Trustees of the Southeast Shelby Emergency Medical Services District to serve until an election can be held in accordance with the applicable provisions of Act No. 62 of the 1977 First Special Session, as amended by Act No. 79-369, Acts of Alabama, and as further amended by Act No. 82-663, Acts of Alabama, and again amended by Act No. 99-245, Acts of Alabama?

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January 7, 2021 -1:00 p.m.- South Shelby Baptist Church-Shelby
January 7, 2021- 6:00 p.m.- South Shelby Baptist Church-Shelby
January 12, 2021- 6:00 p.m. Risen Life Church-Columbiana
January 14, 2021 6:00 p.m.- Wilsonville Baptist Church-Wilsonville
 Financial Statements
 Income Statements
 Non-paying write offs from failed billing
 Payroll
 Expenses for the past two (2) years
 Fee schedule for dues
 Plan for future if district passes
 What to expect if the district doesn’t pass

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Board members are not paid in any capacity.

Officers will handle day to day operations, while the Board will have complete oversight and financial control.

Currently all fire departments in Shelby County have a mutual aide agreement. We are not soliciting any other areas and will address any area that is not contracted with SESCR.

False. Page 5 line D and page 6 line J, anyone may request in person with no attorney needed.

No, it is protected by LAW Act 99-245 page 16 Section 13, without a general election the board may only raise fees 5 percent and no more.

No, just residences (you can have all the chicken coops or barns you would like).

No, but through mutual aide agreements we can guarantee service a majority of the time. This Proposed District will help ensure better response times now and in the future for generations to come.

Licenses, skills, medications, experience, education, expenses, etc.

No, it is set by Alabama State Law Act 62 and Act 99-245.

By State Law, polling locations are determined by the Probate Judge, who chose a central open location.

Hunting and recreational accidents are very time and equipment extensive.

6- Full-time EMT Paramedics

2- Full-time EMT Basics

32- Part-time employees

$1.3 million in equipment from various sources.