Putnam County Operation Life is committed to providing quality out-of-hospital healthcare. Serving Putnam County Since 1974, Operation Life is the sole county-designated agency responsible for providing out-of-hospital care and ambulance transportation to a hospital using Indiana state licensed advanced life support (ALS) ambulances.
Additionally, Operation Life provides emergency interfacility transfers to tertiary care academic medical centers and regional hospitals by request of Putnam County Hospital for the most critically ill and injured individuals.
The men and women of Putnam County Operation Life provide service with respect, integrity, and compassion 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Operation Life responds to an average of 10 requests for service per day and more than 4,100 emergency responses per year. Operation Life has three stations: a headquarters station in Greencastle, a northern district substation in Bainbridge and a southern district substation in Cloverdale. Putnam County Operation Life runs three advanced life support units as standard daily staffing, each crew is comprised of an Indiana paramedic (EMS-P) and an Indiana emergency medical technician (EMT).
Medical Direction for Operation Life is provided by Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, a constant which has been in existence for decades. Operation Life was the first rural EMS agency receiving medical control from Methodist Hospital, and our relationship today provides us with expanded scope protocols to meet the needs of our patients & healthcare delivery partners.