Cary Area EMS handles over 85 special events every year. Our Special Events program is designed to handle responses at large events such as Cary’s Lazy Days Festival, SAS Senior PGA golf tournament, Fourth of July festivities, various triathlons and marathons, and high school football games to name just a few.
Depending on the event there may be an hourly charge for personnel and vehicles. For an ALS (Advanced Life Support) Ambulance the charge is $105 per hour county-wide. There are some events that we can provide one person on a quick response vehicle and this charge is $90 per hour. Cary Area EMS also has the first fully equipped ALS bike teams in the county available as well and this charge is also $90 per hour. The availability of personnel and the details of the event will determine if there is a charge. PLEASE NOTE: There will be a rate increase effective July 1, 2017 per Wake County. More details will be available closer to the end of June 2017.
If you have an event coming up and would like dedicated medical coverage please use the Special Events Form to submit your information online. This form is only for events that you would like to possibly have an ambulance and/or bike team. If you are just looking for someone to speak with your group, please visit our Community Outreach page.
One of our staff will be in touch with you either via email or phone to confirm your request and discuss logistics. If it is less than 5 calendar days from the day/time of your event please do not submit your request online. It is very unlikely we will even be able to assist with coverage given the amount of time it takes to coordinate staffing and equipment.