Message from the EMS Chief

  • Jul 21, 2010
  • Public Safety
Image Message from the EMS Chief


Manatee County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) is an exciting place to begin or continue your career.  MCEMS is the primary 911—emergency response service to Manatee County.  Last fiscal year, our service responded to over 49,000 calls for service.   We operate 20 advanced life support ambulances, a Firefighter Paramedic Program, a Marine Rescue Paramedic Lifeguard Program, and a Community Paramedic Program. In addition to these specialties, there are other career avenues that challenge the best paramedics and emergency medical technicians. 


At MCEMS, we are proud of our service excellence and adhere to the ACE acronym (Accountability, Civility, and Ethics) established by our County Administrator. We take great pride, utilizing industry best practices to combine compassionate care with the best and most up to date medicine possible. It is our goal to recruit and retain the best clinicians in the industry.
During my tenure in the EMS industry, I have had the opportunity to observe and interact with some of the leading EMS organizations in the nation.  I am proud to call MCEMS my home and more importantly, my career.  I look forward to the future success of our organization.  I am confident that if our values and ethics match yours, MCEMS will be a great fit for you.
Best regards,
Paul DiCicco, Chief