ETMC EMS provides top-quality ambulance care.

ETMC EMS is one of the most progressive ambulance providers in the nation. ETMC EMS covers tens of thousands of square miles and serves many East Texas counties, offering the largest rural not-for-profit ambulance service in the state. 

ETMC EMS offers both ground ambulance care and a fleet of air medical helicopters. Staffed by highly skilled and certified EMT, paramedic and nursing emergency staff, ETMC EMS offers a level of technology and training that’s truly “first in East Texas and second to none.”

Our ambulances are leading-edge “mobile intensive care units,” that routinely bring the services of a hospital right to the scene of care. Gone are the days when the role of an ambulance was to simply provide fast transportation to a hospital; You can count on an ETMC EMS ground ambulance to begin lifesaving treatment upon arrival. When seconds count, you can count on us.


Because dispatching is the first step toward care, ETMC EMS has created a state-of-the-art communications center using satellite global positioning to track the precise location of its ground units at all times.

ETMC EMS has a fleet of three helicopters that provide coverage throughout East Texas. Stationed in Tyler, Athens and Pittsburg, our helicopter fleet can provide a new level of rapid transport with advanced, in-air medical care. It’s all part of our commitment to saving lives.

An EMS membership program offers peace of mind from out-of-pocket ambulance expense for a low annual cost.

ETMC EMS blankets East Texas with emergency care.



The ETMC Regional Trauma System has also established a fleet of Air 1 emergency helicopters to serve East Texans. Air 1 is the first air medical service to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Air Medical Transport Services.