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).


Dare County EMS Employees Train with ECU, Vidant and Outer Banks Hospital Staff

In mid-December, 12 Dare County EMS employees had the opportunity to train with staff from East Carolina University, Vidant Health and the Outer Banks Hospital in East Carolina University's Healthcare Simulation Unit. The goal of the training simulation was to help EMS crews practice rapid assessment and management of a simulated trauma patient. The Healthcare Simulation Unit (HSU) is an outreach education vehicle with the ability to provide interprofessional simulation-based healthcare. The vehicle has a realistic, simulated, fully-equipped hospital resuscitation bay, an additional ambulance compartment, an area for controlling the operation of the simulators, and video debriefing capability. Training is accomplished using sophisticated adult and pediatric patient simulators and procedural skills task trainers. For more information about the Healthcare Simulation Unit, please visit,


EMS Staff Training in Healthcare Simulation Unit

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