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Organization Overview

The East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Service is a municipal service that originated on August 6, 1982. Baton Rouge EMS is the primary ALS provider for the parish of East Baton Rouge. EMS is funded by a property tax and by insurance billing.

Services Provided by Baton Rouge EMS

Basic Life Support
Advanced Life Support
Haz-Mat Team
Public Event Medical Coverage
Special Response Tactical Medic (SRT)
Bike Medic Response Team

Number of Response Units

13 units operate during a 24-hour period
2 units are up for 12-hours during peak hours
12 physical stations throughout the parish
Supervisor sprint vehicles, also available

*all of the above are divided into six (6) twelve-hour shifts with an average of twenty-six (26) paramedics per shift throughout the coverage area providing a response time of (10) minutes or less.

This year's EMS Annual Operating Budget is $24,000,000.00.

The population of East Baton Rouge Parish is 440,000 plus (+).

The distance of community served is 455.7 square miles.