How EMS works & How to be prepared

How Does the EMS System Work?

Sedgwick County takes an integrated approach to ensure residents and visitors receive the highest quality service 24 hours a day.

When you call 9-1-1 with a medical emergency, an ambulance is dispatched and the nearest fire department is alerted. Often, the fire department will reach a scene before the ambulance arrives to assess the situation and perform first response assistance. Firefighters are trained to begin a number of procedures that will help the patient until an ambulance arrives. Paramedics and EMTs provide more advanced medical care and transport patients to medical facilities.

Help EMS Help You

Know Where These Items Are Located