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GUILFORD COUNTY IS UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION EFFECTIVE October 11, 2018.  Citizens are ENCOURAGED to stay off the roadways during the impact and post-impact timeframes of the storm if reasonably possible, to limit travel as to not interfere with the efforts of emergency responders and repair crews. Citizens should not enter flooded areas including flooded roadways and structures.

EMS Accreditation

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In effort to continue to meet industry demands and benchmark to national standards, Guilford County sought accreditation in 2000. The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) accredited Guilford County EMS in March of 2000. Since that time, the service has been through five re-accreditation processes successfully and is accredited through 2015.  Guilford County EMS is 1 of 150 CAAS accredited agencies in the United States.

The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. Based initially on the efforts of the American Ambulance Association, the independent Commission established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry.

Accreditation signifies that our service has met the “gold standard” determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation.

For more information on The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), please go to www.caas.org.