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Keith Braddy, EMS Chief
619 County Farm Road
Greenville, GA 30222
WHAT IS EMS?
Emergency Medical Services, more commonly known as EMS, is a system that provides emergency medical care. Once it is activated by an incident that causes serious illness or injury, the focus of EMS is emergency medical care of the patient(s).
EMS is most easily recognized when emergency vehicles or helicopters are seen responding to emergency incidents. But EMS is much more than a ride to the hospital. It is a system of coordinated response and emergency medical care, involving multiple people and agencies. A comprehensive EMS system is ready every day for every kind of emergency.
EMS is an intricate system, and each component of this system has an essential role to perform as part of a coordinated and seamless system of emergency medical care. An EMS system comprises all of the following components:
Agencies and organizations (both private and public)
Communications and transportation networks
Trauma systems, hospitals, trauma centers, and specialty care centers
Highly trained professionals
- Volunteer and career prehospital personnel
- Physicians, nurses, and therapists
- Administrators and government officials
An informed public that knows what to do in a medical emergency
EMS does not exist in isolation, but is integrated with other services and systems intended to maintain and enhance the community's health and safety. As seen in the graphic below, EMS operates at the crossroads between health care, public health and public safety.
The Meriwether County Board of Commissioners is committed to ensuring that the County’s Department of Fire/Rescue provides our citizens with the best Fire and Emergency Medical Services response possible. We fully understand the importance of maintaining excellent service protection for our citizens, our visitors, and the vast county resources and historical elements. We work to be the best department we can
Currently Meriwether County Fire Rescue serves a response area of 506 square miles in the county for fire and EMS response. The department protects approx. 23,000 citizens in Meriwether County. As the only ambulance service in Meriwether County, the department answers emergency and non-emergency calls. The department has a fleet of six ALS transport units of which 4 are active in-service 24/7.Meriwether County Department of Fire/Rescue is committed to providing efficient, effective and professional public service to all residents and to those who work in and visit the county.
Emergency Medical Services / Ambulance Response
Fire / EMS Administration
Sheriffs Office Administration