Tsabekin, otherwise known as Inscription House EMS Field Office was established three years ago. Inscription House gone through numerous changes from back in the 1990's to the present.
Presently, Inscription House EMS Office is full fledged field office with a Supervisor, Clerk and ten EMT's currently working 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our field office is located at the Inscription House Indian Health Services Clinic. The clinic is operated under Indian Health Services though the Kayenta Service Unit and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00pm. On weekends and nights the EMT's remain on the premises to respond to emergencies.
People traveling from Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado will cross our area while traveling to the four corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah, Monument Valley lies Northeast of our location, Canyons encompassing Southern Utah and Colorado are also areas of interest. Our location lies at the base of one the Navajo Nation's scared mountains NAVAJO MOUNTAIN, which we believe watches over the EMT's while we provide care to our people, visitors from all over the world, who come to see our beautiful country and partake of our traditional heritage.
The world famous Las Vegas, Nevada, Lake Powell-Glen Canyon National Park both lie west of our area, and not to forget Grand Canyon lies southwest of us. Numerous visitors use the main highways (Highway 98 and 160), which connect all these areas and cross our area and are a main through fare for our people.
Our EMT staff is comprised of Paramedic, EMT Intermediate, EMT Basics and Rookies who give top quality pre-hospital care to our patients. We work in conjunction with several hospitals, and clinics within our area. These are Inscription House Health Clinic, Kayenta IHS Clinic, Tuba City Fire Department, and aero medical transports: Classic Lifeguard, Guardian Air, and DPS Helicopters.
The area we cover is very remote and far-reaching making our response and transport times usually more than an hour one-way. The majority of our EMT's are bi-lingual in Navajo and English, making it better for our traditional people to receive better care and more comfortable with their care.
The communities that surround our area are Inscription House, Shonto, Kaibeto, Red Lake, Black Mesa, and Navajo Mountain. These communities have boarding schools, chapter schools, chapter houses, small stores/trading posts, churches, and small neighborhoods.