Motley County EMS Receives Donation through Matador Ranch’s Helping Heroes Program

Motley County EMS Receives Donation through Matador Ranch’s Helping Heroes Program

November 09, 2016

MATADOR, TEXAS — Matador Ranch has donated $10,000 to help Motley County Emergency Medical Services purchase a new ambulatory cot lift system, an important tool in transporting people via ambulance.

“What’s terrific about Matador Ranch’s generous donation is it helps the Motley County EMS crew help others, so the benefits continue every time we get an emergency call where we need to transport a patient,” said Tony Rose, director of Motley County EMS. “We can’t thank Matador Ranch enough for this very meaningful donation to the Motley County community. It will be a tremendous help.”

A cot weighs about 200 pounds and when you add the weight of a patient it can be challenging for two people to lift it into the ambulance. Motley County EMS already has a cot lift system in one ambulance and the new system will be installed in a second ambulance, ensuring all patients will be transported safely.

“Tony explained to me how vital the lift is to the operations of their ambulance services since getting people to the hospital quickly and efficiently can save lives,” said Bob Kilmer, Matador Ranch manager. “We hope this new lift system will be a big help to both the folks that receive emergency care in our county and to our EMS heroes that do so much for all of us.”

Matador Ranch, along with affiliated companies Flint Hills Resources and Koch Pipeline Company, began the Helping Heroes grant program in 2012 to support Texas fire departments and emergency responders. The grants have been used for training, education, equipment, and emergency notification needs.

About Matador Ranch

Matador Ranch is owned and operated by Matador Cattle Company, a subsidiary of Koch Industries. Matador Ranch is a 130,000-acre working cattle ranch in the Rolling Plains of West Texas that supports about 3,700 head of commercial cattle annually, along with Quarter Horses. Providing quality horses for cowboys to safely conduct business is a major goal for the remuda, and in 2013, Matador Ranch was honored to receive Best Remuda from the American Quarter Horse Association and AQHA Corporate Partner, Zoetis. The success of Matador Ranch’s stewardship practices have been recognized by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s Lone Star Land Steward Award. For more information, please visit