Ground EMS

LifeFlight Ground EMS started with a single ambulance in the fall of 2011, and after several expansions now includes a fleet of 21 Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipped ground ambulances operating from four locations in the Middle Tennessee area: Nashville, Wilson County (Lebanon), Coffee County (Tullahoma) and Montgomery County (Clarksville). These ambulances predominantly focus on interfacility transfers and discharges from Vanderbilt affiliated medical facilities, with the ability to also support non-Vanderbilt facilities.

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Bases are staffed by Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, and a local base manager. Additionally, many of our paramedics have a transport ventilator qualification or Critical Care Paramedic licensure.

Our fleet is outfitted with modern equipment that includes:

  • Zoll X-series monitors capable of 12-lead EKGs, EtCO2 monitoring, pacing, and defibrillation.

  • Hamilton T-1 ventilators capable of invasive and non-invasive ventilation.

  • Stryker Power-Pro XT with auto-load system.

  • Mobile electronic patient charting using the ambulance’s wi-fi connection

  • Airvo – High Flow Nasal Cannula delivering up to 60 liters per minute

The ALS ground ambulances provide backup transport for the helicopter on days that inclement weather prohibits flying. In these circumstances, the Flight Crew accompanies the Ground Team during transport.

Patient transport by ground ambulance can be arranged by calling our Transport Coordination Center at 615-322-7433.


  • LifeFlight Ground Clarksville (Montgomery County) was established in 2021, making the first patient transport on June 19, 2021. 

    The base is located at 600 Alfred Thun Rd., Clarksville, Tenn. 

    The base has 25 employees and operates 24/7/356. 

    Crews are responsible for ALS transports either within Montgomery County or to tertiary care facilities in the Nashville area.

    Clarksville Ground EMS Base

  • Wilson County Ground EMS Base


    The Wilson County base was established in July 2020 and has one ALS ambulance that operates 24/7/365.

    The Base is located at 1316 W Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087

    Crews are responsible for transports either within Wilson County or to tertiary facilities in the Nashville area.

  • The Tullahoma base was established in July 2021 and has one ambulance that operates 24/7/365, providing long-distance, high-acuity ALS and BLS transports to a higher level of care and discharge transports.

    The Tullahoma Ground Base is located at 611 S. Anderson St, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

    Tullahoma base services two Vanderbilt facilities, Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital as well as Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton Hospital.



  • The Nashville Base was established in the Fall of 2011 and is located at 214 Glenrose Ave. Nashville has 3-4 BLS/ALS ambulances a day and an ALS ambulance at night. 

    We also help with capacity management at Vanderbilt University Hospital.  We are responsible for high acuity ALS transports, scene calls at any of the Vanderbilt Clinics, and BLS discharge transports. Our base is also used to backfill the Lebanon, Clarksville, and Tullahoma bases as demand requires.