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.

Mission Statement:
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 45, 600 (2017).  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 affiliate through The American Heart Association to provide community and health care AHA courses to the community and health care practitioners. Daily calls at an average of 22 calls per day are dispatched to the service via The Nelson County Central Dispatch E-911 Center with advanced notice scheduled calls streamed through the business office that provides all in-house record custodial services, data reviews and claims billing, accepting most commercial and governmental insurance companies. The County of Nelson / 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 knowledge and skills to provide an exemplary service to all who have the need to call.​