Special Event EMS Coverage

Putnam County EMS provides medical coverage for many large public gatherings each year. We may offer EMS coverage for some smaller events, but we’re not able to offer coverage for all events. Regardless, we will be there quickly for any emergent need at any special event in Putnam County with a call to 9-1-1.

Important Information on Special Event EMS Coverage

There are more events in Putnam County than we can cover without negatively impacting 9-1-1 operations. We consider the following criteria in determining whether we will offer EMS coverage:

  • High-risk factors for participants
  • Total event crowd size
  • Traffic impedance caused by the event (e.g., major road closures)
  • Availability of EMS personnel
  • Impact of the event on 9-1-1 operations

If We Are Able To Offer Coverage

We will determine what type of EMS resources we need to cover the event (number of ambulances, supervisor, etc.). These are operational decisions that we make based on what we determine is needed to provide coverage.

If you make your request through the online portal, you will receive an email confirming dedicated EMS coverage for your event, the type of EMS resources used, and an estimate of the total costs.

Putnam County EMS will mail an invoice after the event. Occasionally, single events may require pre-payment based on estimated costs prior to the event.

Unfortunately, we are unable to donate services for nonprofit and/or fundraising events.

EMS special event coverage is intended for individual patient evaluation, treatment, and/or transportation to an emergency department. It is beyond the scope of EMS to provide “first aid station” services such as mass supply of pain medicine for headaches, multiple ice packs or elastic bandages, other medical supply handouts, bottled water, etc.

Important Information on Special Event EMS Coverage

Coverage Fee Schedule

Ambulance, Two Staff: $100/hour

A Supervisor: $60/hour

EMS coverage types are posted to publish hourly rates for a given asset. EMS will evaluate the venue, the activity, and operational logistics to determine which assets are used based on a tactical approach to providing EMS coverage.

Request Coverage

Use the button below to request coverage for your special event.

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