Emergency Medical Services
Greg Rowe, Director
1436 Palmyra Road
Albany, GA 31701
Dougherty County Emergency Medical Service is an advanced life support ambulance service that provides quality pre-hospital medical care and transportation to the citizens of Dougherty County twenty-four hours per day. EMS also provides community service and education to the general public by teaching CPR and first aid and offering free blood pressure screenings. EMS responds to approximately 21,000 calls per year with an average response time of five minutes. The department uses eight Type I one-ton truck ambulances and four first responder vehicles operated by the director, assistant director, on-duty supervisor, and the training officer. Three trucks are run out of a headquarters facility which houses three 2-person crews, the director, assistant director, supervisor, training officer, and two administrative personnel. One truck runs out of a satellite station in East Albany which houses one 2-person crew. One truck runs out of a satellite station in South Albany, with one 2-person crew. The other crew is located in the Northwest part of Dougherty County with one 2 person crew and is where the Training Supervisor is housed and training sessions are done.
Dougherty County EMS has 75 total employees, all of which consists of 67 Paramedics, 6 Emergency Medical Technicians, 1 Administrative Assistant, and 1 Administrative Secretary. The annual attrition rate is approximately one percent. Of the 51 full-time personnel 50 are licensed paramedics technicians.