Gadsden County Emergency Services (GCES) was established as a County Department in October 1984. In addition to providing emergency medical services to the residents and visitors of Gadsden County, we also provide non-emergency ambulance transportation as well as stand-by services for events such as football games, music fests, bicycle and boat races, etc.
GCES responds to approximately 10,000 request for aid yearly which result in approximately 7,800 transports. GCES utilizes a combination of 6 Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances, and 1 ALS Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) to rendered aid. The response vehicles are equipped with the latest equipment/technology available: LifePack 15 cardiac monitor/defibrillators, Lucas 3 mechanical CPR devices, Vyaire LTV 1200 ventilators, Sapphire infusion pumps, Butterfly IQ point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and much more. Coupled with the latest evidence based medical guidelines, citizens and visitors of Gadsden County are assured of receiving the best care available.
Gadsden County Paramedics are responsible for transporting patients to the most appropriate facility for the given medical condition which is often not the closest facility. This requires that GCES providers possess highly advanced medical and surgical skills coupled with advanced medical technology and medications to provide care during protracted transports.
Extrication and Haz-Mat response services are provided by the Fire Department. Dispatch is provided through Gadsden County Sheriff's Department E-911 system. We are regulated by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. We provide "in-house" CEU's for continuing education and license renewal.