Event Medical Coverage

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Manatee County EMS provides Professional Medical Coverage for a wide range of special events within Manatee County, including festivals, parades, holiday celebrations, and more.

Service Requests

Fill out the form below to request EMS services at a special event. All requests should be at least 14 days prior to the event to allow time for staffing.

Service Pricing

Rates are set by the Board of County Commissioners through Resolution R-13-196.

Stand-by time for ambulance and crew, per hour: $160
Minimum charge will be for three hours and charges will be rounded up to the next hour.

Stand-by time for staff without ambulance, per person per hour: $60
Minimum charge will be for three hours and charges will be rounded up to the next hours.

Service Options (See Below)

Ambulance Crew - $160/hr

Ambulance

An ambulance crew consists of:

  • One Charge Paramedic
  • One EMT or Paramedic

The ambulance is a licensed and fully stocked advanced life support unit.  Able to treat and transport all medical and trauma related emergencies.

Vehicle with single Paramedic - $60/hr

Bike Team - $120/hr per team of two

Bike Team

The Manatee County EMS SABER Bike team consists of:

  • One Charge Paramedic
  • One EMT or Paramedic

SABER works well for densely populated outdoor festivals where traditional response vehicles would have difficulty gaining access to sick or injured revelers. All MCEMS Bike Team members are:

  • Certified by The International Police and Medic Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA).
  • Equipped to handle any medical or traumatic emergency until an ambulance arrives.
  • Carry advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) medications and tools found on an ambulance including a cardiac monitor/defibrillator
MCEMS bike teams carry the same equipment found in an ambulance just a condensed size and smaller quantity. Bike teams are useful in maneuvering through large crowds.