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Pafford EMS Assumes Lafayette County Operation

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 02/1/21 8:55 AM
HOPE – Hope-based Pafford Medical Services has assumed operations in Lafayette County from Lafayette County Ambulance Service.
“For fifty years, Bill Powell and his family have operated an ambulance service in a community without a hospital. During that time, they have provided advanced life support for their citizens, ensuring the best care possible for long transport times to the nearest facility. With the current challenges of not only COVID-19, but continued reimbursement issues throughout the industry, the family has decided that it’s time to join forces with the Pafford Family of Companies,” said Jamie Pafford-Gresham of Pafford Medical Services.
“I was humbled that Bill Powell chose me- and Pafford- to assume operations. It just so happens that our families go way, way back. Our family sold Mr. Powell his first “real” ambulance “back in the day” (The 70’s). To make the story a bit sweeter, it was the first ambulance our family built and sold to another ambulance service. As a young kid, I remember many visits to the ambulance station in Lewisville, as it was on the way to my Grandmother’s house– so a stop to check on the Powell’s— and oh yeah, a turkey sandwich from Burgess was always on the itinerary to Nanny’s!” Pafford added. “Our families were great friends and knew the other was only a phone call away.”
“I received that call this year and am happy to say Pafford looks forward to carrying on the family tradition of providing the same great service with highly skilled and compassionate medics for the citizens of Lafayette County. We look forward to many more years serving the community,” Pafford said.
Pafford will continue to operate out of the current location and honor all memberships. Pafford will be working to develop a long term plan to ensure EMS is readily available to the community. Residents should continue to utilize 911 for medical emergencies in Lafayette County.