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).
Below are changes we have implemented due to COVID-19:
External & Public Events:
- Cancelled: Public MedFlight Open House
- Cancelled: EMS at the OBX
- Cancellation of all stand-by's for events through May 16 and will be extended if necessary, even if the event has not announced a cancellation yet.
- Only patient-assist calls for medical appointments will be considered IF we have resources available.
- Posting of County signs alerting no entry of sick individuals; except for 911 access (walk-ins) for EMS facilities.
- All EMS Stations are secured. There are doorbells to use or doors will need to be knocked on to gain access. Stations are closed to the public except for persons with necessary, legitimate business. No visitors permitted in the stations. No station tours. Discontinuance of routine BP checks, etc - they may be referred to locations with BP machines or where they can purchase/order their own BP measuring device.
If you regularly take medication, print out this medication form, fill it out and keep it in your wallet. This form will help you and your family members remember all of the medicines you are taking. In the event of an emergency, it will also provide doctor(s) and first responders with a current list of your medications.
To celebrate EMS Week, Dare County EMS has released two coloring pages for children and is inviting children to share their art in exchange for a token of appreciation.
Recent upgrades to existing equipment and the introduction of new life-saving devices for Dare County EMS ensures the department’s continued ability to provide cutting edge medical care to Dare County residents and visitors