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Proud to Serve
We are committed to providing the highest level of pre-hospital care to all the citizens and visitors in Duplin County, through excellent training, strong team work, and quality leadership! Duplin County EMS values your opinions, feel free to leave a voicemail for us: (910) 375-9832.
Duplin County EMS (Emergency Medical Service) is responsible for providing emergency medical treatment and transportation throughout Duplin County. The EMS system is made up of Duplin County EMS, providing paramedic level emergency response and transport, several volunteer rescue squads providing basic level treatment and transport, along with fire department medical responders providing basic initial response and treatment.
The system Medical Director is Dr. Hervy B. Kornegay Sr., who has been a physician since 1957 and serving the residents of Duplin County since 1961. Dr. Kornegay began serving with the local rescue squads in the early 1960ís, and has been actively involved in the evolution of EMS in eastern North Carolina ever since, including bring full time paramedic coverage to Duplin County in 2004.
Duplin County EMS has progressed rapidly over the last century, now recognized for their training program, protocols, equipment, treatment regime, and community CPR initiative.
Duplin County EMS operates 8 paramedic ambulances along with the supervisor and administrative staff, with a staff of 65 full time employees and 35 part time employees. Duplin County EMS covers over 840 square miles, 50,000 residents, and 30 miles of interstate 40. Duplin County EMS primarily transports to 6 community hospitals and 3 Trauma Centers. Duplin County EMS was dispatched on over 7,500 calls in 2011 and transported over 5000 people to the hospital. The annual operating budget is over $4,500,000.