Our EMS System is designed with a patient-focused and customer-centered perspective. Research shows that an EMS System involves more than the common perception of emergency ambulance and first responder services. It incorporates community outreach, medical and system direction and oversight, in addition to clinically sophisticated, evidence-based response and emergency transportation. We ensure the allocation of these resources are directed to provide the greatest benefit to our patients and the community we serve.
EMS Services, Programs, and Resources
The Texas Emergency Medical Task Force (TX EMTF) is the response system developed to fulfill the need for short notice, emergency health care during a disaster or significant incident.
EMS Awards and Accreditations
Comprised of three allied academies for medical, fire, and police dispatching, the IAED supports first responder-related research, unified protocol application, legislation for emergency call center regulation, and strengthening the emergency…
EMS Community Outreach
At UMC, Service is Our Passion, and we are committed to delivering community-centered, people-focused care to you and your loved ones. Although UMC EMS is here to respond to your emergencies,…
EMS Clinical Performance
We are committed to continuous improvement and utilize clinical performance data from technology and information systems to improve pre-hospital care and patient outcomes.
EMS Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Medical Education UMC EMS’ CE program not only serves the needs of in-house field staff, but also extends its education without cost to thousands of other EMS personnel across…
Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS)
MPDS is based on published standards by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the…
EMS Response Time
UMC EMS Response Time Performance UMC EMS, along with community stakeholders, established specific response time goals according to the call severity for the areas we serve. These are measured at…
Specialized Medical Events Coverage
UMC EMS provides specialized EMS standby resources for events including ambulance stand-by coverage for guests, fans and players.