Emergency Medical Services

Wayne County EMS was established by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners in October of 2001. North Carolina Bill 451 and 452 was signed into law in January of 2002. This new legislation placed the responsibility for EMS coverage squarely on county government.

The goal of the Board of Commissioners was to enhance patient care by providing the highest level of pre-hospital care and improve response time. This has been accomplished through the addition of Paramedic Units across the county, with an average response time of 8 minutes to 90% of all first out 911 calls.