Washington County EMS

Mission: To provide the best possible comprehensive EMS System, by: responding to its communities’ needs, preserving life, improving health, and respecting the stakeholders.

Created in 1979, Washington County Emergency Medical Service has been licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Our service covers a geographical area of approximately 700 sq. miles. With two major bodies of water within our service area, the Brazos River bordering the eastern boundary of the county and Lake Somerville the waterways brings nearly a 1 million visitors a year to the area. Washington County is a true 3rd Service Model EMS Department. Completely separate from the Police and Fire Departments. We believe this type of system allows for the most efficient and adequate public safety EMS Department for the community. This model ensures quality EMS professionals and competency in an EMS system dedicated solely to pre-hospital care of the sick and injured.

A quick look at the most clinical superior EMS systems in the country (Austin/Travis County, Wake County North Carolina, King County Washington) reveal a similiar model structure. The department currently handles over 7,000 calls a year and over 9,000 request for services (RFS) per year. The department believes in a maintaining a comprehensive system that is capable of handling 911 calls, Emergency Transfers, Critical Care Services, Non-emergency transfers, and even Rescue Paramedic Services to the visitors and residents of Washington County.


  • 2017 State of Texas Administrator of the Year Award

  • 2012 DSHS State of Texas Medical Director of the Year Award

  • 2012 U.S. Army Corp of Engineers State Safety Award

  • 2012 Battle of Brazos Valley Champions

  • 2011 DOD ESGR Patriotic Employer Award

  • 2011 BVRAC Outstanding Member Award

  • 2010 EMS for Children Crew of the Year Award

  • 2010 State of Texas Injury Prevention of the Year Award

  • 2007 State of Texas Administrator of the Year Award

  • 2007 State of Texas EMS Department of the Year Award

  • 2003 State EMS Person of the Year