Emergency Medical Services

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Nash County Emergency Medical Services serves a population of 94,970 in Nash County with an annual call volume of approximately 27,000 calls per year.

Nash County EMS provides paramedic level emergency response, as well as non-emergency ambulance transportation services. Nash County EMS's greatest asset is its highly skilled and dedicated staff. Currently, there are 89 full-time and 20 part-time employees providing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


  • The service was established in 1986 with six employees and two ambulances
  • In 2003, Nash County was designated as a “Model System” by the North Carolina Office of EMS


Nash County EMS operates:
  • Ten 24-hour ambulances
  • One 24-hr paramedic on a quick response vehicle
  • One 24-hr community paramedic on a quick response vehicle
  • One battalion chief and one district chief on quick response vehicles

Staying Up-to-date

Nash County EMS remains on the cutting edge of technology while operating under an aggressive set of patient care protocols with state-of-the-art equipment such as:
  • 12 Lead EKG
  • Capnography
  • Video Intubation
  • Pulse oximetry
  • CPAP
  • Ventilators
  • EZ-IO’s
  • Wireless data system

Fire Department Medical First Responders

The Nash County EMS System maintains a robust Fire/First Responder Program. EMS works in unison with all 16 fire department's medical first responder programs to cover 100% of Nash County. Due to the number of fire departments and their geographical layout, in most cases a Nash County First Responder can arrive on the scene of a medical emergency faster than EMS. This capability allows care to begin prior to the arrival of paramedics. This integral part of the EMS System is vital to saving lives.

 Nash County Fire/First Responder Departments
  • West Mount Vol Fire Department
  • Red Oak Vol Fire Department
  • Middlesex Vol Fire Department
  • Ferrell’s Vol Fire Department
  • Spring Hope Vol Fire Department
  • Nashville Fire Department
  • Castalia Vol Fire Department
  • Cooper’s Vol Fire/Rescue Department
  • Bailey Vol Fire/Rescue Department
  • Momeyer Vol Fire/Rescue Department
  • Battleboro Vol Fire Department
  • Salem Vol Fire Department
  • Whitakers Vol Fire Department
  • Stanhope Vol Fire Department
  • Sharpsburg Vol Fire Department
  • Rocky Mount Fire Department
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