50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th year of service by Cary Area EMS, formerly Cary Area Rescue Squad. With the recent cancellation of the 911 service contract by Wake County with Cary Area EMS, we want the community to know that we will still be celebrating our 50th anniversary this coming fall. Stay tuned for more details!

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. Our main building that still stands today at 107 Medcon Court was built and dedicated in 1974.