Emergency Medical Service
Tattnall County EMS is licensed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources and provides primary 911 EMS service to 26,000 local residents spread over 488 square miles. EMS personnel provide service to residents of five municipalities in the county and mutual aid service to surrounding counties. In addition to emergency coverage, Tattnall County EMS provides coverage for many venues needing an ambulance present during special events.
The Paramedics and EMTs work closely with first responders from the sheriff's office as well as fire and police departmenbts from each community. Each ambulance carries Basic Life Support (BLS) medical supplies, including glucometers, pulse oximetry, intranasal naloxone administration, splints, bandages, oxygen tanks and masks, and spinal immobilization equipment.
Tattnall EMS transports patients when needed to area facilities including the Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, Memorial University Hospital in Savannah, Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.
Advanced Life Support care requires medical monitoring and care by a licensed Paramedic/EMT and may include monitoring vital signs, advanced drug therapy, cardiac monitoring, oxygen and IV therapy. The ALS Ambulance is equipped with state-of-the-art heart and blood pressure monitoring equipment, pulse oximetry, IV pumps, oxygen delivery devices including a CPAP and advanced medications used to treat a variety of illnesses and provide pain relief.
Dial 911 for all emergencies and 912-557-3640 for non-emergencies. Emergency calls are dispatched by the men and women of the Tattnall County 911 Center.