New Castle County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was the first paramedic service in the first state, and they celebrated their 30th anniversary of advanced life support delivery in 2005. In December 2009, the New Castle County Paramedics became the first EMS agency in Delaware to achieve national accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).
New Castle County EMS is a multi-jurisdictional county municipal paramedic service covering the entire 437 square miles and over 525,000 residents of New Castle County. We are proud of the men and women of the agency who exemplify their commitment to Excellence in Service each and every day.
The New Castle County paramedics deliver one of the most visible services of the county government at one of the most personal levels of constituent interaction. Our service to the public extends beyond the 9-1-1 emergency responses and includes such initiatives as:
Community CPR and first aid training
Heroin Alert Program
Vial of Life Program
Special event medical coverage
The EMS Special Operations Group currently provides paramedics for the department's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and bike medics for special event and all-terrain medical support.
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