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, our highly trained prehospital professionals are certified to the EMT, AEMT and Paramedic Levels of Care. Our mission statement states:
"Harnett County EMS Division mission is to coordinate, develop, improve, and maintain a comprehensive and dynamic emergency medical system to prevent and reduce premature death and disability. The system shall be integrated within the entire healthcare network. The emergency medical services system will ensure prompt, effective, and unimpeded service to all residents and visitors of Harnett County."
The 2018 Harnett County EMS System Patient Care Treatment Policies, Procedures, & Protocols have been approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS. CLICK HERE to review an online copy of the Policies, Procedures, & Protocols.
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.