Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Information

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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.

Our EMS professionals are all credentialed by the State of North Carolina, and 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 the City by Greenville Fire/Rescue. Unfortunately, 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) who provide skilled and compassionate care. There are three levels of pre-hospital EMS care available in North Carolina: EMT-Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic. Greenville Fire/Rescue is proud to provide its customers with the highest level care, EMT-Paramedic, on all of its EMS units and ALS engines.

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 $150 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 email the Stand By Request Document to [email protected]

Ride Along Rules

Follow the link for a listing of Ride Along Standard Operating Procedure.

Ride Along Assumption of Risk Form to be completed in person at Station 1 located at 500 South Greene Street by appointment only. Please call (252) 329-4391 to schedule an appointment to have your form notarized. 

EMS Links

ECU Department of Emergency Medicine - EMS Protocols