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).
While it is tempting to wander out onto frozen bodies of water such as the sound, these are very unstable and deceptive. Dare County EMS strongly recommends you not venture out onto frozen areas such as these. Your life in important to us. Please be safe.
EMS Chief Jennie Collins presented Advanced EMT Denise Pearce with the award at the January 8, 2018 Board of Commissioners meeting.
Twelve 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.
EMT Abigail Eanes received a certificate of appreciation and a CPR Save Challenge Coin from Deputy Director Josh Smith of Pasquotank Camden EMS for her part in saving the life of a man in Elizabeth City.