Emergency Medical Services (EMS)


Manatee County Emergency Medical Services is the primary 911-emergency response service to the citizens and visitors of Manatee County. We operate over 20 ALS units, consisting of ambulances, firefighter paramedics in fire apparatus, beach patrol paramedics, supervisory staff and community paramedics. During 2019 these units responded to over 57,000 calls for service. We are a third service provider, meaning we are government run emergency medical system that is not fire department based. We serve a population of over 403,000 people. We respond to all prehospital medical calls for service in the 748 square miles of Manatee County and 150 miles of coastal water ways.

Our Mission

To provide pre-hospital medical care, treatment and transportation based upon the highest standards of medical care in a professional, prompt, and efficient manner to the citizens and visitors of Manatee County.



Manatee County EMS Historical Timeline


  • (941) 749-3500