​Wake County Emergency Medical Services is responsible for the provision of EMS throughout Wake County.

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The responsibility is met with
paramedic ambulance response and a host of operational and administrative resources. 


The Department of EMS is headed by Dr. Jose Cabanas, who serves as both EMS System Director and Medical Director.





The EMS system responded to about 107,000 requests for service in 2019. A combination of duo-paramedic and paramedic/EMT ambulances are supported by Advanced Practice Paramedics and District Chiefs for field response.  Wake County EMS marked 40 years of service in 2016.


Wake County EMS is a data-driven system and regularly participates in research to determine a multitude of strategic approaches to emergency medical care. The Wake County EMS Division is supplemented by two additional contracted EMS provider agencies: Cary Area EMS and Eastern Wake EMS.