Emergency Medical Services

Paramedic Services

Nash County Emergency Medical Services provides emergency and non-emergency paramedic level care to a population of 96,000 in Nash County with an annual call volume of approximately 22,000 calls per year.

Nash County EMS provides paramedic level emergency response, as well as non-emergency ambulance transportation services. Nash County EMS employs 78 full-time employees and 30 part-time employees.


  • 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


The service works in unison with 16 volunteer and paid first responders departments to cover 100% of the county. Currently, Nash County EMS operates with:
  • Eight 24-hour ambulances
  • One quick response vehicle
  • Four non-emergency transport units
  • One assistant supervisor and one supervisor 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
  • Pulse oximetry
  • CPAP
  • Ventilators
  • Rapid sequence intubation
  • EZ-IO’s
  • Induced Hypothermia