Chief's Message

Chief Lawrence E. Tan
Welcome to the New Castle County Emergency Medical Services website. I hope this information will assist you in becoming more aware of how we function as a critical service of the county government, provide guidance for those wishing to explore a career as a paramedic, or simply update you on the recent activities of the New Castle County Paramedics.  You can also follow us on Facebook.

The New Castle County paramedics remain focused on the primary purpose of our agency because: "Our Mission is Your Life." Our personnel deliver an essential component of the community health care system and deliver out-of-hospital care at one of the most intimate levels of interaction with the public. The critical services provided by county paramedics shorten hospital admission times, reduce mortality, and improve the quality of life for those who live and work within the borders of New Castle County. In short, our paramedics save lives by getting the right patient, to the right hospital, in the right amount of time.
 
We welcome your thoughts and suggestions regarding this website or our delivery of service. Please feel free to contact me at 302-395-8184 or via email.

Sincerely,

Chief Lawrence E. Tan, J.D., NREMT/P
Emergency Medical Services Division
Department of Public Safety