For 50 years Cary Area EMS has served the community. There's so much history. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us.
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.
The founding members of Cary Rescue Squad were:
The founding members developed seven principles to help guide in the formation of Cary Rescue Squad. They were:
The first call for Cary Rescue Squad occurred on August 18, 1972 at 9:20 pm at Yates Place (Old US 1). The nature of the call was severe bleeding from the wrist and the patient was transported to Rex Hospital. Jerry Adams was the primary attendant on the call assisted by David Weaver, Benny Rideout, Bob Weaver, Tom Brown, and John Servis.
Cary EMS’s current response district includes 60 square miles covering Cary, Morrisville, Swift Creek, parts of Apex, and Raleigh.
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Past Chiefs of Cary Area EMS