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Serving 370,000+ residents in over 800 square miles, HEMSI is Madison County's not-for-profit emergency medical services provider and is nationally recognized for high-performance services.

  • 265 dedicated employees

  • 12 stations to serve the community

  • 36 units in a state-of- the-art fleet

  • 65,000+ calls per year

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Celebrating EMS Week 2019

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HEMSI is joining EMS providers across the country in celebrating the 45th Annual National EMS Week.  HEMSI will follow its tradition of honoring fellow first responders in Madison County and will also recognize employees reaching milestones of service.

The origin of National EMS Week came in 1974 when President Gerald Ford first authorized a celebration of EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. The national designation honors the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's “front line.”

2019 continues a partnership between the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to promote the theme of EMS Strong – Beyond the Call to ensure recognition of the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety, and well-being of their communities. 


  • When I needed help, your crew was efficient, professional, and compassionate. At a time when a patient is in a state that is less than optimal, all of those qualities are extremely important in helping put the patient at ease. The crew excelled in each of those areas, and should be commended!
  • Thank you for bringing your HEMSI to see our class. It was very cool to see inside it. I’ve never been in a hospital and don’t want to go, but I liked see you and the stuff you use.
  • My husband of 50 years had his second stroke, and I had to call 911 for the first time in my life. The competence, calmness, and quick response of your people soothed us both. Thank you for responding in such a wonderful and rapid manner.
  • ““From the moment the paramedics showed up to transport our father, they put us at ease. They were wonderful in every way -- professionally and personally. We are so grateful for their service and compassion.”