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Emergency Medical Services

Welcome to our website. The men and women of our EMS Branch are very passionate about bringing a high level of professional emergency medical care to the citizens we serve in the City of Paintsville and Johnson County.

Our EMS service started in April of 1996 at a Basic Life Support level, however, City leaders quickly realized that we could and should provide a higher level of care. So therefore, plans were implemented to bring our service to an Advanced Life Support level of care. After a tremendous amount of work, training, and purchasing very expensive equipment, we began providing this ALS level  of care on October 1, 1998. Our Firefighter/Paramedics and Firefighter/EMTs are constantly training and strive to provide the very "Best" care to their patients. Our EMS Director Gary McClure recently said "Our staff always gives 110% when it comes to caring for our patients, however, no honor is more significant than the sincere word of thanks and praise we constantly receive from our patients for helping them in their time of need".