Cabarrus EMS is a model EMS system which provides extremely advanced paramedic-level care to a population of 192,000 in Cabarrus County with annual call volume of 26,168 calls per year. The service boasts one of the best response times in the state with an average response of 6.9 minutes. Cabarrus EMS remains on the cutting edge of technology with state of the art equipment and protocols such as 12 Lead EKG, RSI, Pit Crew CPR, TXA, adult intraosseous, capnography, and CPAP while operating under an aggressive set of patient care protocols sponsored by CHS - Northeast.
Coverage Area: 365 square miles
Ambulance Stations: 9
Cabarrus EMS was established in 1973 and has grown. Currently, Cabarrus EMS operates ten 24-hour ambulances, one peak load unit, community paramedic, and one supervisor in a quick response vehicle out of 9 stations. Cabarrus EMS averages 72 calls per day. The system has converted 75% of units to 12 hour staffing and will convert the remainder in 2016.
The system is involved in many areas to improve patient care such as community education and advanced cardiac/stroke programs. Additionally, the agency supports multiple specialty response teams.
* population increases 200,000 three times annually with race activities