ABOUT Nelson County EMS
Nelson County EMS is committed to being leaders in emergency medical services by providing emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital treatment and care to the sick and injured citizens within the regional community with the utmost pride, professionalism, skill, knowledge, and compassion needed.
How We Got to Where We Are
Nelson County Emergency Medical Services Founded on April 15, 1983. The service initially provided Basic Life Support (BLS) with Emergency Medical Technicians until 1993 when it strengthened the service by adding Paramedics and a Physician as Medical Director to provide pre- hospital emergency and non-emergency medical care as an Advanced Life Support (ALS) team to ensure coverage to 424 square miles of rural Nelson County with a residential population of approximately 48,000 (2022). Nelson County EMS secures ALS/BLS Licensure and Certification through The Kentucky Board of EMS with an additional Licensure for The Nelson County EMS Training Institute for continuous educational opportunities and Emergency Medical Technician Courses accredited toward the certification and renewals established by Kentucky and the National Registry of EMTs.
The service is established as an adjunct through the American Heart Association to provide AHA courses to the community and health care practitioners. Daily EMS calls with an average of 22 calls per day are dispatched to the service via The Nelson County Central E-911 Dispatch Center with non-emergent, pre-scheduled calls streamed through the business office. The business office, (502) 348-4929, provides all in-house record custodial services, data reviews and claims billing, accepting most conventional and governmental insurance companies. The County of Nelson Fiscal Court / Nelson County EMS established on July 1, 2002 continues the original mission and daily operations to provide the governmental service to the citizens of Nelson County within the budgetary limitations, with an efficient dedicated team, advancing daily with the latest technology, knowledge and skills to provide an exemplary service to all who have the need to call.