Douglas County is “EMS Strong: Always in Service”
Emergency Medical Services – EMS – is a comprehensive system of care that begins with an immediate response to a medical situation. EMS professionals triage to identify the medical situation, provide immediate care, and arrange for transport of the patient to extended care. EMS professionals are the first responders whose sole mission is to save lives.
In Douglas County, EMS is part of the Douglas County Fire Department. All of it’s fire and EMS employees are professionally certified as firemen, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, cardiac technicians, or other medical designation. In 2016, the Department answered 12,049 emergency medical calls.
Children are carefully attended by EMS staff. Ill or injured children and adolescents need special equipment designed for smaller bodies and internal systems. Working through the Georgia Department of Public Health, Douglas County Fire/EMS has advanced technical equipment and has received training in this particular field.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed May 21 – 27 as Emergency Medical Services Week, and designated Wednesday, May 24, as Emergency Medical Services for Children Day in Douglas County. The Proclamations were read in a recent Commission meeting by Deputy Fire/EMS Chief Scott Zachmeyer. The theme for the week is ‘EMS Strong: Always in Service.”