Sawtooth Emergency Vehicles


Sawtooth was formed in April 2007 with the goal of bringing quality sales and service to the customer's doorstep.  The owners' 60+ years of experience in EMS provides insight as to what is important to the customer and what tools they need to provide exceptional patient care.


Sawtooth is a family-owned and operated corporation.  We are committed to providing you the very best service while making the experience friendly, personal, and easy-being supported by industry professionals experienced in meeting your needs. Please contact us today!



7805 Pinto drive  shepherd, mt  59079 US

​FDIC Conference, Indianapolis, IN April 2013

From Left: Jim Lemieux, Lori Balcer, and     James Ackerman

Lori Balcer acquired the Sawtooth business in May of 2018 after having served on the team since 2010.  Lori has experience in ambulance sales and service and previously worked for the largest commercial ambulance provider in Billings, MT as a paramedic.  She and her husband Mike live outside of Billings.  Lori can be contacted at

Jim Lemieux is still part of the Sawtooth Family taking care of the needs for the Idaho and Oregon areas.  His experience in emergency service as a paramedic and ambulance sales are second to none.  The  change in ownership has offered him the ability to be more available to family and friends he can be contacted at

James Ackerman also remains part of the Sawtooth Family assisting customers in Washington and Alaska.  Along with the rest of use he has spent a significant part of his life as a Paramedic.  He can be contacted at