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East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services

3801 Harding Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 389-5155 Office
(225) 389-5235 Fax
(225) 389-5453 TDD
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Chad Guillot
Interim EMS Administrator
emsinfo@brgov.com
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Organization
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Operations
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911 Center
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Public Education
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Training
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Prison Medical Services
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EMS Explorer Post
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EMS Patient Privacy Notice This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com
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Paramedic Salaries
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Employee Application
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Press Releases
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City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge
Welcome
to the
Department of
 Emergency Medical Services

The Department of EMS provides a progressive and comprehensive system of pre-hospital care, education, and public awareness to the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish. EMS is responsible for dispatching and coordination all pre-hospital movement, and communication frequencies of all emergency medical vehicles within the parish.

EMS Crew on the scene

"Help Us To Find You" Address Brochure This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com


Explorer Post "FIRST NIGHTER" Meeting
Thursday, January 9, 2014  

The East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was founded, as the first municipal third service EMS system in the State of Louisiana in August of 1982. At it's inception there was no advanced life support level pre-hospital care in the capital area.

EMS was initially supported by Federal Revenue Sharing Funds. In 1985 a tax election was held and the citizens voted for a 3 mil property tax dedicated to the funding of their EMS System. This was the first tax increase approved by the voters in over twenty years and came at a time of economic hardship in Louisiana. In 1986, the voters once again supported EMS by approving a telephone surcharge for the establishment and maintenance of an enhanced 911 System. Today, this tax base is supplemented by a third party billing system and private donations.

EMS is the primary provider of pre-hospital emergency medical care in East Baton Rouge Parish. Parish ordinance designated EMS Paramedics as the highest medical authority outside of a health care institution (with provision for physicians to maintain control under certain circumstances).

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