Forsyth County, Georgia will be served by a new emergency medical services provider beginning Thursday, January 14. Central Emergency Medical Services, LLC will assume emergency medical services in Forsyth County effective at 9 a.m. on January 14.
“Ensuring that our citizens receive quality public safety and emergency medical services is without question the highest priority for Forsyth County government,” said Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos. “Our residents are, and will continue to be, protected. Please be assured that there will be absolutely no interruption to emergency medical services in Forsyth County.”
“Central EMS is pleased to have the full staffing and emergency vehicles available to immediately provide uninterrupted ambulance coverage to Forsyth County,” said Central EMS President Gary Coker. “Central EMS’ exemplary staff of EMTs and paramedics are dedicated to patient care and work hard every day to raise the bar on medical transport for our patients. We are excited to provide that high caliber of emergency 9-1-1 service to our neighbors in Forsyth County.”
Headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, Central EMS is one of the largest privately-owned emergency medical services companies in the South, transporting approximately 50,000 patients annually with more than 100 emergency vehicles. Central EMS serves communities throughout the state of Georgia and currently employs more than 340 EMTs, paramedics, communication and billing specialists.
Forsyth County is Georgia’s second fastest-growing county in the state with a population estimate of more than 204,000 residents in 2014. Central EMS will staff seven ambulances located throughout the county to respond to 9-1-1 calls for service.