Welcometo Wilkes County EMS

Our Mission: To Provide the Highest Standard of Pre-hospital Care for the Citizens of Wilkes County.

Established in 1971, Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a county government owned and operated medical service located in the beautiful rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Covering more than 756 square miles with a population of approximately 70,000 people, Wilkes County is the third largest county in the state. Employing 39 full time and 20 part time field paramedics, Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services mans two full-time Bases providing around the clock advanced life support care for the citizens of Wilkes County. Wilkes EMS responds to over 10,000 calls per year. We use (4) 24 hour ambulances, (1) 12 hour ambulance and (1) quick response vehicle per day. We strive to provide the highest and most advanced level of care to the citizens of Wilkes County.

CallStatistics

Wilkes County EMS is now able to offer detailed call statistics to the public. Call statistics will be posted on a quartely and yearly basis for the public to view.


Number of EMS calls from 1989-2009
1989 4324
1990 4731
1991 4717
1992 4964
1993 5279
1994 5163
1995 5625
1996 6045
1997 6356
1998 6574
1999 6,570
2000 7114
2001 7191
2002 7284
2003 7766
2004 8364
2005 8648
2006 8906
2007 9588
2008 10294
2009 10524
   

Continuedtraining

Wilkes County EMS offers ConEd for EMS employees and Resque Squad members to continue their education and help to provide more knowledge in the field for emergency situations.