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Bringing 24-7 emergency care to you

Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service (TEAS) provides the community with 24-hour, state-of-art, emergency care and treatment of ill and injured patients in the pre-hospital setting.

TEAS is operated through a joint agreement between Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health and Indiana University Health Arnett in cooperation with the Tippecanoe County Commissioners, City of Lafayette and the City of West Lafayette.

Did you know?

In 2011 Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service responded to approximately 16,000 requests for service.

Areas we serve

Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service covers an area of 500 square miles. We serve the pre-hospital emergency medical needs of more than 170,000 city and county residents, in addition to the many visitors and travelers through Tippecanoe County. We also respond to police and fire standbys for all of the volunteer and paid departments in Tippecanoe County.

We also transfer emergent patients to other hospitals for specialized care, as well as distressed newborns from hospitals in the surrounding counties back to the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) located at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Lafayette East.

Services provided
Our staff covers four paramedic ALS ambulances, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and one paramedic ALS ambulance 12 hours a day, seven days a week. The 911 emergency ambulances are staffed at a minimum by one Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) and one Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), in accordance with state statutes. We also have a bicycle team available for special events. We provide coverage for such events as the Taste of Tippecanoe, the Feast of the Hunter's Moon, Dancing in the Streets, the Tippecanoe County Fair and many other events. In 2007, we added a bariatric conversion to one of our ambulances because of the increased need for this service.
Experienced staff
As of January 2012, 40 paramedics and 22 EMT-Bs staff our ambulances, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many of our staff members have been with our organization between 5 and 10 years, and some have been serving the citizens of Tippecanoe County since 1975, when Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health first began providing Emergency Medical Services to the citizens of Tippecanoe and surrounding counties.
Ongoing training
Pre-hospital emergency medicine still a relatively new field in medicine; therefore emergency personnel are required to continually expand their knowledge base to stay current on the latest life-saving trechniques. Their expertise must span from infants to the elderly patient, each with his/her own needs and influenced by many multicultural backgrounds.



Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service

1501 Hartford Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
PH: (765) 423-6273
FX: (765) 423-6049
Hours: 24-7
Ambulance locations

TEAS ambulances are strategically located across Tippecanoe County to provide effective coverage for all residents.


Interested in becoming an EMT or paramedic?

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health has been offering quality Emergency Medical Service educational programs since 1975. For more information, please visit our EMS Education page or call (765) 423-6273.


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