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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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Accredited Center of Excellence

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Paramedic tony ceci receives prestigious Silver snoopy award from Nasa

HEMSI) celebrated with Paramedic Anthony (Tony) Ceci for receiving NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award at a recent ceremony at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).  Ceci supports the HEMSI unit serving Redstone Arsenal and MSFC and is the first HEMSI paramedic to receive the prestigious award.

The presentation came at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  Two former astronauts were in attendance and played a key role in the ceremony – Rex Walheim (Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Ret.) STS-110, STS-122, and STS-135 and Harrison Schmitt, former United States Senator of New Mexico and NASA Astronaut, Apollo 17. 

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L. to R. — MSFC Center Director Jody Singer; Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt; HEMSI Paramedic Anthony Ceci; HEMSI CEO Jon Howell; MSFC Occupational Health Officer David Thaxton; and Astronaut for Shuttle Missions STS-110, STS-122, STS-135 and USAF Col. (Ret.) Rex Walheim


  • 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.”