Frederick EMS Agency Earns Top Billing in Maryland

County Executive Jan Gardner and Chief of Fire & Rescue Services Tom Owens. Photo courtesy: Frederick County Government

Frederick County has been named the Outstanding Emergency Medical Services Agency in the State by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.

According to a press release:

“I am incredibly proud of the work our emergency providers do every day helping save lives and responding to critical incidents,” commented Executive Gardner. “To be named the outstanding EMS system in the state is a huge honor. Our citizens can rest assured that they are receiving the best possible care when they call for help.”

Frederick County was selected to receive the award due to a long list of EMS achievements over the past year, such as: earning national accreditation for the county EMS-paramedic training program that meets strict national standards; partnering with local law enforcement agencies for specialized active assailant training and deployment; instituting a pre-hospital ultrasound program; working with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute in the event a regional Ebola assessment hospital is needed, and starting a mobile integrated health program in partnership with the Division of Fire & Rescue Services, Frederick County Health Department and the Frederick Regional Health System.

The Maryland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System is a coordinated statewide network that includes volunteer and career EMS providers, medical and nursing personnel, communications, transportation systems, trauma and specialty care centers and emergency departments. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) oversees and coordinates all components of the statewide EMS system in accordance with Maryland statute and regulation.

Read the full press release for more information.