Trumbull EMS was established in 1976 and was the first freestanding EMS facility in the United States. “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” has been the driving force throughout the history of the organization, and that same motto remains true today. Trumbull EMS is dedicated to providing the highest level of pre-hospital care to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our residents and neighbors.
The EMS Chief, working under the direction of the EMS Commission, ensures quality patient care and efficient delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care to all residents and visitors of the Town of Trumbull. The EMS Chief oversees the daily operation of emergency calls, direction of all EMS staff, delivery of community health and safety programs.
Trumbull EMS consists of both volunteer and paid-staff that work jointly to provide ambulance coverage to the Town of Trumbull. The department consists of approximately 50 volunteer and part time employees. A paramedic contracted through a third party vendor is on duty at all times. Our team works and staffs an ambulances 24/7, 365 days a year, to serve our residents and visitors to our town. Currently, Trumbull EMS responds to over 4,200 emergency 9-1-1 calls each year.
It is the mission of the Trumbull Emergency Medical Service to provide prompt and efficient pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation to all in Trumbull who are in need.
In so doing, we are guided by the following core values:
• Maintaining the highest professional standards for emergency medical care
• Demonstrating compassion and respect for patients and members of their families
• Fostering respectful and cooperative relationships within our service, with health care agencies and with other emergency services