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


About Us

Cary Area EMS


Cary Area EMS is a non-profit contracted agency as a part of the Wake County EMS system. We currently staff five paramedic level ambulances, three of them 24 hours a day and two peak-load truck 12 hours a day. This occurs 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Two ambulances operate out of our main station, one truck from Cary Fire Station #5, one truck out of Morrisville Fire Station 2, and one truck from Cary Fire Station #8.


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.