Austin-Travis County EMS 2023 Annual Report

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OUR MissIon

Austin-Travis County EMS (ATCEMS) was founded in 1976 as a third service EMS agency serving the City of Austin and Travis County. ATCEMS provides 911 communications and emergency medical response to residents and visitors of Austin and Travis County. In 1998, ATCEMS began providing services to Travis County through an interlocal agreement that continues to exist today. In 1997 ATCEMS transitioned from the Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) tiered system to an all ALS dual paramedic deployment model. In 2012, ATCEMS became the first third service EMS system to be included under State Civil Service law, which previously only included fire and law enforcement. In addition to managing day-to-day emergencies in Austin and Travis County, ATCEMS provides medical coverage for hundreds of special events each year. ATCEMS is implementing its new Strategic Plan that will guide the Department’s goals for the next five years aligning with the City’s Strategic Direction 2028. The next few years will see extraordinary growth and opportunity for the Department. TO FOSTER OUR COMMUNITY'S HEALTH AND SAFETY THROUGH INSPIRED SOLUTIONS Overview and vision

1.4 million People

we have the honor of serving over 1,100 square miles to keep our residents safe


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