24 HOUR EMERGENCY
Poison Control Center
606 East Burton Street
Mike Nunley, EMT-P, RN
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is the primary agency responsible for the pre-hospital care and transportation of persons who become acutely ill or injured and are in need of ambulance transport to a hospital using Advanced Life Support ambulances.
By the Numbers
The Ambulance Division is comprised of 14 Medic Units receiving calls from the 911 Dispatch Center. These Medic Units are spread out across Rutherford County better allowing for us to respond in the most effective and efficient manner.
Along with the emergency treatment and transport of patients, the Ambulance Division is also responsible for providing medical coverage for special events throughout the County. Paramedics are present at a large variety of special events.
Special Events Division
Paramedics are required to maintain national certifications for ITLS or PHTLS, ACLS, and PALS.
To ensure that every Paramedic receives annual training, the EMS Training Division is dedicated the task of education. The division consists of 7 Station Managers assigned as training officers to handle the workload. In addition, experts in emergency medicine with specialized training are brought into the Division as needed to assist in training subjects that are not part of everyday, routine operations. There are also many Field Training Officers to assist in the hands-on training that is given to many Paramedic students, emergency physician residents, RNs and so on.
Many of our Paramedics are certified as instructors and evaluators in a wide range of related Public Safety disciplines. These include Emergency Medicine, Rescue, Hazardous Materials and more. These RCEMS Paramedics routinely share their knowledge and skills with responders. Many of our personnel are sought after technical instructors in their fields of expertise.
The Training Division also provides a range of educational opportunities. The Training Division assists in facilitating CPR/AED (automatic external defibrillator) classes for other county departments. The Training Division is also responsible the First Responder programs of Rutherford County.
Tennessee EMS Rules and Regulations
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