How Does the EMS System Work?

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Integrated System

How does the emergency medical system work?

Photo of Fire-Rescue GearCoweta 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 station is alerted. Often, medical first responders will reach a scene before the ambulance arrives to assess the situation and perform first response assistance.