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
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
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.