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Carl Hudgens
Director of EMS
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611 East Lytle Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
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Organization Overview

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service is a county service which originated on October 15, 1972. Rutherford County EMS is the primary Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider for the County of Rutherford. EMS is funded by the property tax. Rutherford County EMS provides the citizens of Rutherford County with the following services:

Advanced Life Support
Public Event Medical Coverage
T.O.P.S. Medics
Bike Medics
Public Service and Education Medics
First Aid/CPR Instructors

Number of response units:

12 Ambulance stations
14 ALS Ambulances
29 Total Ambulances
1 Tactical Response Unit
6 4x4 ALS First Response Units
Ambu Mass Casualty Bus

We have 14 ambulances operating on a standard 24 hour on and 72 hour off shift.

Shift Captains
Doug Leverette
Josh Wright
Wendy Lampley
Mike Johnson

Shift Lieutenants 
Rick Murr
Joe Shannon
Darryl White
Chris Reed

EMS Operations consists of 14 transport units operated from 12 locations around the county. These ambulances are responsible for the primary 911 medical response twenty-four hours a day. EMS units are staffed with a minimum of one EMT-Paramedic and one Advanced EMT.

Each shift is assigned a Captain and a Lieutenant. The Captain's are responsible for all daily operations of the shift and work twenty-four-hour shifts. The Captains and Lieutenants are part of the administrative staff and are also available to respond to calls in an ALS equipped 4x4 vehicle.