The primary role of EMS is to provide responsive and professional care to pre-hospital medical emergencies – stabilizing and transporting the patient to the nearest appropriate facility. Some examples of the types of emergency dispatches for EMS include strokes, heart attacks, loss of consciousness, motor vehicle accidents and respiratory distress. EMS also responds to diabetic emergencies, burns, seizures, poisoning, pregnancy/childbirth, environmental injuries (heat/cold injuries), and many other serious medical conditions.
EMS crews responding to emergencies are staffed by at least one Paramedic; other crew members have varying degrees of knowledge and responsibility. Paramedics have received approximately 1,500 hours of training – the highest level of training available. And, because of the high level of training and skill, Granville EMS has earned the “Advanced Life Support” designation.
Granville EMS responded to over 9,300 calls in 2021.
With five EMS stations strategically placed in the county, Granville EMS responds quickly when dispatched to a medical emergency by the Emergency Communications Center (911) in Oxford. EMS stations are located in Oxford, Butner, Wilton, Stovall, and Oak Hill.