Harnett County EMS has been in existence since 1978 providing emergency care to the citizens of Harnett County. Harnett County EMS has also been available to backup any and all of the contract EMS agencies throughout the county and provide non-emergency transport care for the hospitals, nursing homes, and the invalid citizens of Harnett County. When Harnett County EMS began, all of the employees were certified at the EMS-Basic (EMT-B) Level. They were able to provide only basic life support to the patients who were transported. Currently, Harnett County EMS operates at the Paramedic (EMT-P) level of service with over 120 employees serving our County.
Harnett County Emergency Medical Services was awarded the 2017 American Heart Association: Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award on April 26th, 2017. The American Heart Association recognized Harnett County EMS at the Mid- Atlantic Heart and Stroke Summit, in Raleigh. The Mission Lifeline Award is awarded to Harnett County EMS for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Three Harnett County Emergency Medical Services Paramedics showcased their knowledge and skills at the fifth annual Mid Carolina Paramedic Skills Competition. The competition was held on May 2nd, 2017 at the UNC Health Care — Hillsborough Campus in conjunction with the May Day Trauma Education Conference.
Eight paramedic teams from across North Carolina competed for the first-place title. Paramedics Morgan Langdon, Joshua Munn and Justin Saunders represented Harnett County Emergency Medical Services winning the first-place title.