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 Hosts Open Houses in Celebration of EMS Week

The Dare County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution proclaiming May 20 - May 26 as EMS Week. This week is to recognize all members of the Dare County’s EMS teams who stand ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  This year’s national theme is “EMS Strong: Stronger Together.”

To celebrate EMS week and demonstrate their service to the community, Dare County EMS will host open houses to display equipment, offer tours of facilities, perform blood pressure checks, provide educational programs such as Hands Only CPR (non-certification course) and Stop the Bleed Program.  EMS providers will be available to answer any questions about the County’s EMS system and how they protect our citizens and visitors.  Members of the community are encouraged to come by, meet the crews, see the equipment up close, learn critical life-saving skills, and understand more about the services offered by Dare County EMS.  Bring the entire family out and enjoy learning about Dare County EMS.

Open houses will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm:

Kill Devil Hills Station #1 (1632 North Croatan Hwy)

Manteo Station #2 (515 Bowsertown Rd.)

Buxton/Frisco Station #3 (50346 NC 12 Hwy)

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