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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 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. 

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