Phases of EMS
Phases of EMS
The emergency division is made up of 66 extremely dedicated EMTs and paramedics who carefully work together, 24 hours-a-day and 365 days-a-year, to deliver the finest level of pre-hospital care to the citizens and visitors of Nash County. Our EMTs and paramedics are highly skilled in all aspects of pre-hospital emergency medicine. They are trained to work effectively under pressure to deliver excellent patient care to the critically ill and injured. Each and every day, they serve Nash County with compassion, dignity, and professionalism.
Averaging over 40 incidents per day and more than 16,000 incidents per year, Nash County EMS is responsible for treating, stabilizing, and transporting patients to hospitals. Emergency ambulances are staffed by a minimum of one paramedic and one EMT who have highly developed medical skills and the capability to deliver complex interventions and treatments in the field. Because of the incredible depth and dedication of the staff, Nash County EMS has a reputation for providing a high level of EMS care.
Nash County EMS supports a non-emergency transport service to provide schedule trips to hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and discharges from the hospital. This division provides transport for stretcher / bed confined patients. Nash County EMS’s non-emergency transport service responds annually to approximately 6,000 calls for service.
Nash County EMS utilizes four Dodge Sprinter van ambulances for convalescent services. The Sprinter vans yield twice the mileage of older ambulances and are well suited for convalescent services. These units are staffed with a minimum of two North Carolina Emergency Medical Technicians and provide service Monday through Friday during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Requests for service should be made by calling 252-462-2437. Questions may be directed to the EMS office at 252-459-1634.