Marthasville Community Ambulance District was established as a district on January 1st, 1975. The district was created under the state ambulance district law, Chapter 190 of Missouri statues.
The Star of Life
Just as physicians have the caduceus, and pharmacists have the mortar and pestle, Emergency Medical Technicians have the Star of Life, a symbol whose use is encouraged by both the American Medical Association and the Advisory Council within the Department of Health and Human Services. On road maps and highway signs the Star of Life indicates the location or access to qualified emergency care services. The symbol’s six barred cross represents the six-system function of the EMS, which includes Detection, Reporting, Response, On Scene Care, Care in Transit and Transfer to Definitive Care. The staff in the center of the symbol represents medicine and healing.