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 EMS - Ambulance Strike Team Assisting in Hurricane Florence Response

  • Contact Dorothy Hester, PIO
  • Phone252.475.5655
Dare EMS has deployed four personnel and two vehicles (Advanced Life Support [ALS] ambulance and Quick Response Vehicle [QRV]) to join a multi-jurisdictional Ambulance Strike Team to support Hurricane Florence response.  
Dare County EMS, along with personnel from Bertie, Chowan, Pasquotank-Camden, and Perquimans EMS have jointly deployed an Ambulance Strike Team.  The team will be deployed to Southeastern NC to support Hurricane Florence response.  
An Ambulance Strike Team is a group of 5 ambulances of the same type with common communications and a leader.  Their role will be to support local efforts as they response to the storm.  The deployment and activities are coordinated through the NC State Emergency Operation Center.
Their deployment is expected to last for three days, upon which time we will rotate fresh crews into the deployment team for the next operational period.
PHOTO 1: Deployed Dare EMS Personnel (left to right): Deputy Chief Tom Francisco - Ambulance Strike Team Leader, Advanced EMT Anthony Hoggard, Paramedic Benjamin Leo, and Lieutenant Neal Donnelly - Ambulance Strike Team Logistics & Communication 


PHOTO 2: Ambulances from the five counties: 

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