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).


EMT Paramedic Receives Employee of the Month Award

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David Hooks EOMDavid Hooks, EMT Paramedic with the EMS Department is the September 2018 Dare County Employee of the Month. Public Safety Director Jennie Collins presented Hooks with the award at the September 4, 2018 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Hooks began working for Dare County in April 2017. “David provides exemplary care to his patients. He strives to continue to increase his knowledge base and hone his patient care skills. His willingness to assist with vehicle maintenance and up keep and share his automotive knowledge is commendable,” wrote his supervisor during the nomination process.  Prior to working at Dare County, Hook was the owner and operator of an automotive repair shop.

On the Fourth of July, one of Dare County’s ambulances was on the way back from Greenville when it blew a tire on Highway 64 near Williamston. Since it was a holiday, staff was unable to find assistance. Tire repair shops weren’t answering calls and the emergency roadside assistance program couldn’t provide assistance either. A supervisor called David at home in Jamesville and without hesitation he left his home and travelled to Williamston to change the tire. David knows how busy EMS is over the 4th of July holiday and he got the ambulance back on the road and back home.

“David never complained or hesitated – his comments later - I just needed to get the unit back in service and the crew back home. David is an extremely dedicated employee,” remarked Collins during the presentation.

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