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.
EMS at the Habitat Day
February 22, 2013 Durham County EMS volunteered to work at the Habitat for Humanity County/City project in Durham. Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to building affordable, quality homes for families who pass through a rigorous selection process. The location of our project is 917 Chester Street, and Habitat for Humanity of Durham is working to secure a family for the home. Durham EMS is proud in our employee’s willingness to volunteer on their days off to make this project successful. Our employees faced cold and raining weather to work all day preparing for the roof installation. The employees in the picture are from left to right Adam Murray, Amanda Redfern, Brandon Pittman, and Brandon Mitchell.
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. View Code of Ethics [PDF]
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