No one can predict when an emergency will occur. In a life or limb-threatening emergency, driving yourself or a loved one to the hospital is not always the best option. For certain medical emergencies, including a heart attack and stroke, an ambulance is the best option for transportation because paramedics can begin life-saving care while on the way. Do not drive if you are having severe chest pain or bleeding, if you feel faint or if your vision is impaired. If you or someone you know needs emergency medical assistance, dial 9-1-1.
In case of emergency
It is essential to be prepared for an emergency at all times. To expedite treatment, be sure to carry your insurance card, photo identification and an information card with the following elements included:
- Name and telephone number of your primary care physician
- Name and telephone number of your next of kin
- A list of medications and drug allergies
- Advance Directives: Living Wills, Do-Not-Resuscitate orders, etc.
Cullman Emergency Medical (CEMS)
Our paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are certified and trained to deal with complicated medical emergencies. Cullman Emergency Medical Services, a 24-hour ambulance service, has been serving Cullman County residents since 1970.
911 County-wide Emergency Medical Provider
75 full and part-time EMTs and paramedics
12 advanced life-support capable ambulances
Four quick-response SUV support units, and 2 ATVs for rugged-terrain rescue
One of two ambulance providers in the State of Alabama to provide advanced, critical care skills for airway management
Jaws of Life
Rescue Response Unit with the “jaws of life”