Emergency Medical Services

Catawba County Emergency Medical Services provides a full array of pre-hospital medical care including advanced life support, basic life support, specialty care transports, non-emergency transports, and supports a number of specialty teams. Our mission is to assure each citizen and visitor receives prompt emergency response and the highest quality of pre-hospital care available.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of pre-hospital care to our citizens and visitors to our county. Catawba County EMS has been recognized for our services with several awards, including our most recent American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award.

A division of Catawba County Emergency Services, Catawba County EMS works closely with local rescue squads, fire departments, hospitals, and other agencies within the county. Our ambulances are staffed with Paramedics, Advanced EMTs, and EMTs. In Fiscal Year 18, Catawba County EMS responded to 29,650 calls.

Contact Us

EMS Management
Sylvia Fisher
EMS Manager
(828) 465-8234

EMS Operations & Special Event Team Requests
Andrew Wright
EMS Operations Supervisor
(828) 465-8235

Training Inquiries
Nicholas Farthing
EMS Training Officer
(828) 465-9488

General Business Inquiries & Patient Records
Brittany Presnell
EMS Business Administrator
(828) 466-7202

Fax (828) 548-2374

Non-Emergency Transports
Brittany Presnell
EMS Business Administrator
(828) 465-8473

Community Relations/Presentations
Melanie Sigmon
EMS Community Engagement Specialist
(828) 464-1575