"Proudly serving the citizens of the Cary area since 1971."



Cary Area EMS hires EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics. We are always looking for highly motivated and aggressive candidates who have a desire to work in a progressive EMS system. Cary Area EMS is part of the Wake County system which uses very progressive protocols and state of the art equipment.

We work 12-hour shifts with a combination of full-time employees, part-time employees, and volunteers. Cary Area EMS currently responds to over 19,000 emergency dispatches with 5 ALS ambulances. Our application is available via an online form. Please visit our Employment page for more information.


Cary Rescue Squad was formed because in the summer of 1971 a 4-year-old boy was struck by a furniture truck and died in the street after waiting 45 minutes for an ambulance to respond from Raleigh. The first meeting of the steering committee was September 19, 1971. At this meeting, the charter members agreed that the rescue squad should not be a part of YRAC fire department and a week later they had a meeting with Fred Bond, Mayor of Cary, to discuss funding.

Circa 1974

EMS Rescue Fund

While all of us like to believe that we will never have the need to dial 911, every day citizens across Wake County need an ambulance due to an illness or injury. That is why you should act now and join the Rescue Squad/EMS Fund. Because the last thing you should have to worry about in an emergency is paying for the ambulance bill. For questions please call 844-409-2031.