We’re Building on a Legacy of Care
For more than a half-century, Pafford Medical Services is a family-owned and operated EMS organization. The founders, James and Carol Pafford, established their company, Pafford Ambulance in Magnolia, Arkansas, in 1967. Since 2005, their children, Jamie, Greg, and John, have assumed ownership and have developed and expanded the company. Growing up in the ambulance indutstry has made leading the company second nature. As a result, Pafford Medical Services has grown and evolved to serve numerous communities in four states.
We have achieved a national reputation for high-quality rural EMS operations.
As community partners and corporate citizens, Pafford believes it is paramount to get plugged into the communities they serve and work to give back. In 2017, Pafford-Arkansas was named “EMS Service of the Year” by the Arkansas Ambulance Association. CEO, Jamie Pafford, has continually served the American Ambulance Association for the past 25 years and is currently the chairwoman for the Governmental Affairs Committee where she advocates for EMS and ambulance needs in rural, frontier, and urban America.
"From the start, we insisted that all our employees treat each other, customers, and patients as if they were a member of their own family." Carol Pafford, Founder
Jamie Pafford-Gresham, President/CEO oversees all company ground ambulance activities from Hope, AR headquarters. Her brothers, Greg Pafford and John Pafford, lead their companies’ ground, rotor, and fixed-wing aeromedical operations from the Ruston, LA base for Louisiana and in Mississippi.