Chief's Message

Chief Lawrence E. Tan
Welcome to the New Castle County Emergency Medical Services website. I hope the 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 paramedics deliver an essential element 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 health 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 and our delivery of service. We particularly enjoy hearing from the thousands of patients we assist each year.  Please feel free to contact me at 302-395-8184, via email, or complete our online Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Chief Lawrence E. Tan, Esq., NRP
Emergency Medical Services Division
New Castle County Department of Public Safety