EMS Fast Facts

  • The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department responded to 130,149 calls for service in 2010. That equates to almost 356 calls per day for all hazards and emergency medical service calls.
  • The Fire/EMS Department responded to 102,996 calls for basic life and advanced life support care in 2010.
  • It is estimated that approximately 70 percent or more of jurisdictions across the country charge for EMS transport services.
  • The Fire/EMS Department provides EMS through 42 basic life support ambulances, 12 advanced life support/paramedic units, 5 paramedic engine companies, 8 paramedic ambulances, as well as a cadre of advanced life support/paramedic supervisors.
  • The Fire/EMS Department has nearly 2000 members that have training in providing some level of emergency medical care.
  • The Fire/EMS Department has been billing for Paramedic Transports for over 20 years.
  • Nine Volunteer Fire/EMS Departments within the County have already been billing for EMS transport services.
  • The District of Columbia, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, and Anne Arundel County currently charge for EMS transport services.

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