The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department’s mission is to provide pre-hospital emergency medical treatment and transportation of the sick and/or injured, and to promote a Town-wide community-based emergency medical services system that reduces premature death and disability from acute illness and injury through prevention, education, and response efforts.
The EMS Department is charged with maintaining a state of readiness for emergency response, providing emergency and non-emergency response, providing aid to the public, and providing specific community services. The EMS Department coordinates with the Town’s Police Department, Union Fire District (UFD), Kingston Fire District (KFD), South County Hospital, neighboring communities, Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), and any other appropriate local, state, or federal entity as appropriate.
The EMS Department operates from two locations during daytime hours, between 7am and 7pm. Paramedic 1 and 2 are located at the Public Safety Complex on Kingstown Rd, and Paramedic 3 is located at the "South Station" within the Public Services building on Commodore Perry Highway. During the hours of 7pm and 7am all EMS units respond from the Public Safety Complex.