Emergency Medical Services


Departmental Function

The mission of Durham County EMS is to enhance the health and welfare of the citizens of Durham County by providing a comprehensive, coordinated pre-hospital healthcare delivery system that is efficient, effective, and affordable. In emergency situations, this system should be able to deliver its product within 8 minutes or less. As a part of this mission, EMS is dedicated to provide a comprehensive public education and injury prevention program that will serve to educate the community in injury prevention, the proper use of the system, and to further enhance care and reduce system abuse.

Crisis Intervention Team Graduation

Congratulations to Durham County EMS paramedics who completed the 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) course, sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Durham County Sheriff's Office - Paramedic Nate Sanders, Paramedic Mike Galie, Paramedic Lieutenant Gordon Smith, and Paramedic Phil Keene. The course included law enforcement officers from Durham County Sheriff's Office, the Durham Police Department, NC Central University Police, Duke University Police, and firefighters from Parkwood Volunteer Fire Department. Welcome to the CIT team! To learn about CIT click here


   EMS Code of Ethics

As with any medical profession EMS also has a professional Code of Ethics. The EMS Code of Ethics was established by Dr. Charles Gillespie in 1978. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians adopted the EMT Code of Ethics in 1978.                    

EMS Code of Ethics

Durham EMS Provides Online Payment (Click here)


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