Walton County Government

About Walton County EMS

We provide an emergency response service by way of the 911 system.

We respond to and treat:

  • Emergencies with life threatening illness or injury
  • Cardiac related illness
  • Trauma related emergencies

We administer emergency care by way of:

Basic Life Support - The provision of basic life support services in the context of an emergency response.

Advanced life Support – In addition to Basic Life Support an Advanced life support assessments is performed by an advanced life support crew.   When medically necessary the following are just some of the procedures performed:

  • Administration of medications
  • Advanced life support procedures
  • manual defibrillation /cardioversion
  • endotracheal intubation
  • central venous line
  • cardiac pacing
  • chest decompression
  • intraosseous line.

Purpose

The Purpose of the Ambulance Service is to provide the citizens of Walton County emergency medical care. This service works to prevent and reduce injury, as well as mortality. The service is committed to caring for the sick and injured, regardless of race, social-economic income or age.

Mission

Our mission is for prompt, professional and state of the art emergency service for our customers we serve. Our values are professional with compassion. We strive to provide quality service at a cost-effective price. The EMTs and Paramedics are Professionals who have elected to serve the emergency medical needs of our community.

Walton County Emergency Medical Service will meet the needs of the public by providing prompt response to situations, where life or health may be threatened. Walton County Emergency Medical Service works to meet and exceed the expectations of the community it serves.

Description

Men and women who have been certified by the Department of Human Resources, either as EMT-Is or Paramedics staff the service. Our goal is to staff each ambulance with one EMT-I and one Paramedic. Much of the time this goal is exceeded with two Paramedics on each ambulance.

Walton County Emergency Medical Service staffs five ambulances twenty-four hours per day, which are placed in strategic areas of the county. The service has two reserve ambulance for back up. The five ambulances are currently stationed at fire departments in Loganville, Monroe, Social Circle, Walker Park, and Youth.

Our service is under the authority of Walton County BOC.

Scope of Service

The focus of an Emergency Medical Service is to care for patients who are sick or injured, regardless of age, and to meet the needs of the patient by utilizing the current standards of training required in certification in ACLS, BCLS, PALS, PLS, and Rescue Specialist.   Some of the EMS staff are certified as instructors of ACLS, BCLS, BTLS, PALS, First Responders, EMTs, Paramedics and 911 dispatchers.