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At any moment, an individual may suffer a sudden, life-threatening illness or traumatic injury requiring immediate medical attention.  Our EMS unit notification is primarily provided from the Pitt County Communications Center, triggered by a call to 9-1-1.

8772 Sparrow

EMS Manager
Battalion Chief Shannon Sparrow

Our EMS professionals are all credentialed by the State of North Carolina, and also undergo periodic local oral boards and practical evaluations administered by the staff of the Brody School of Medicine, Division of EMS. All of our ambulances and advanced life support (ALS) fire engines are licensed by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services.

EMS is a vital part of the protection provided to the citizens and guests of Greenville by the Greenville Fire-Rescue Department. Unfortunately, every day day in Greenville there are several people who experience an event requiring emergency medical care. Our staff of EMS professionals consist of well-trained and experienced Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) providing skilled and compassionate care. There are three levels of prehospital EMS care available in North Carolina: EMT-Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic. The Greenville Fire-Rescue Department is proud to provide its customers with EMT-Paramedic level care on all of its EMS units and ALS engines, which is the highest level of prehospital EMS care available in North Carolina.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Follow the link for a listing of our Privacy Practices.

EMS Standbys

Our “dedicated” EMS standby consists of an ambulance and crew that are hired just for that particular event and will stay on site (not take any other calls for service) for the contracted amount of time.  This standby costs $100 per hour. 

The “non-dedicated” EMS standby is also an ambulance and crew, but they are on duty, in service and may leave your event to answer a 911 call.  There is no charge for this standby. 

If you would like to schedule an EMS Standby, please call 252.329.4390.

Ride Along Rules

Follow the link for a listing of Ride Along Rules and Regulations.

EMS Links

Heat Stress Safety Message

Water Safety Message

The National EMS Memorial Service

Pitt County EMS Protocols

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