Emergency Medical Services
In 1996, the Kent County Commissioners started the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system to assist the volunteer ambulance companies with the increasing number of medical calls and the decreasing number of volunteer responders. Since the Sheriff's Office already had a deputy who was licensed as a paramedic, he began to provide advance life support to the sick and injured in addition to law enforcement duties.
Since its inception in 1996, the EMS program has grown from 40 hour per week coverage to the current coverage of 24 hours, 7 days per week using full-time and additional part-time paramedics.
In 2018 The Kent County Commissioners approved the hiring of 3 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to supplement the volunteer ambulance companies located in Rock Hall and Galena with ability to provide a transport unit during the daytime coverage.
In 2019 The Kent County Commissioners approved the hiring of 2 additional EMT to increase the supplemental coverage to 7 days a week during for volunteer ambulance companies located in Rock Hall and Galena.
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