The mission of Dare County EMS is to provide high quality, innovative and cost-effective prehospital emergency medical care and transportation for Dare County residents and visitors.
A caring and compassionate staff of highly trained EMS professionals provides services supported by the resources and leadership of the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Dare County EMS continually strives to be a leader in EMS and aeromedical transport throughout the region, state, and nation.
Emergency Medical Services in Dare County are provided at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level of care. All personnel hold credentials issued by the State of North Carolina, which require a high level of continuing education and on-going training. Paramedics also maintain certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
Off-Duty Dare EMS Employee Helps Save a Life
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EMT Abigail Eanes received a Certificate of Appreciation and a CPR Save Challenge Coin from Deputy Director Josh Smith of Pasquotank Camden EMS for her efforts to help save a life. While off-duty at the Food Lion in Elizabeth City, EMT Abigail Eanes heard a commotion. When she investigated, she found a man had collapsed in cardiac arrest. Aided by an off-duty Firefighter/Dispatcher, she began CPR on the patient. They continued their efforts until Pasquotank EMS arrived on scene. EMT Eanes continued CPR while the Paramedic from Pasquotank EMS deployed a defibrillator and after three shocks the patient regained a pulse. The patient was transferred to the hospital and was discharged four days later. Deputy Director Smith said that the actions of EMT Eanes and the Firefighter contributed to the chain of survival for the patient.