Tipton Ambulance Service


For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies or questions regarding your bill,
call (563) 886-6502 or email us at tiptonambulance@tiptoniowa.org.

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TAS is a volunteer driven, minimum staffed paramedic level service. They provide advanced emergency, pre-hospital care and transport services to over 9,500 residents and over 180 square miles in Cedar County, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service has 2 ambulances, with sufficient personnel and equipment to run both ambulances at once.

The ambulance service has certified Paramedics, Registered Nurses Advanced EMT’s, EMT’s, Emergency Responders and Drivers. The ambulance personnel are able to assist in a wide variety of emergencies including medical calls, traumas, burns, motor vehicle accidents, farm accidents, on-the-job injuries, fires, hazardous waste accidents, sports injuries and disasters.

TAS works in partnership with the Tipton Police and Fire Departments, and all other EMS agencies in the region to keep the community safe.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Tipton Ambulance Service, please click here to download an application. Please return completed applications to Tipton City Hall or via email to tiptonambulance@tiptoniowa.org.


TAS provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) through its Paramedics, Nurses, and Advanced EMT’s. TAS arranges helicopter transportation for time critical cases. EMTs and Emergency Responders provide Basic Life Support (BLS) for non-critical emergency calls. Pre-hospital care is provided in the field and en route to the hospital. TAS regularly transports patients to many area hospitals in; Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, The Quad Cities, Muscatine and Anamosa.


TAS offers backup ALS to neighboring towns during their emergencies. Our ALS providers are available to show up on scene or tier up with other ambulances en route to the hospital.


TAS is proud to be a valuable resource in helping neighboring communities with their emergencies. With our increased level of staffing, TAS is able to send ambulance crews to assist neighboring towns with emergencies that overwhelm their local resources.


TAS has an active presence in the community. They provide stand-by coverage at high school and community events to provide care if needed.


TAS is involved with Emergency Management Disaster Planning at the local, county, regional, and state levels. This involves pre-planning for natural disasters, mass casualty incidents, and any other large scale disasters that would place the public in harm’s way. Members of the Ambulance hold leadership roles on the Cedar County EMS Association. Positions have included; President, Vice President, treasurer and board member in the organization.


TAS delivers formal continuing education hours every month for area providers. TAS provides CPR and First Aid classes as well as health fairs for the community. CNA classes for high school students from Tipton and North Cedar, are taught by instructors from Kirkwood Community College using the TAS facilities. The Ambulance also hosts certified EMT, Advanced EMT, and Emergency Responder courses for the public through Local Colleges.