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.
Dr. Erin Wirths has been appointed the new EMS System Medical Director by the Harnett County Board of Commissioners. Dr. Wirths is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services Physician and a graduate of University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Emergency Medicine Residency at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Wirths obtained her EMS & Disaster Medicine Fellowship at State University of New York - Upstate Medical Center. Prior to medical school Dr. Wirths also served as a Firefighter/EMT in Maine.
Harnett County EMS was recognized by the Harnett County Board of Comissioners and the American Heart Association. Harnett County EMS was awarded the Mission Lifeline Silver Award in May 2016. The Board of Commissioners also recognized EMS Week with a Proclamation. Click the following link for more information.