The team is utilized to provide medical support at events when large crowds are expected or when an event covers a large geographical area.
The GEMS Dive Rescue Team consists of 10 to 15 certified Public Safety Divers within the Department who have received specialized training and education in underwater search and recovery techniques.
The Gaston County EMS Explorer program has proven to be a big asset to our service.
The Gaston County EMS Honor Guard, formed in 1997 as the first EMS Honor Guard in North Carolina, was started to honor the memory of our fallen brethren, in the EMS profession, at funerals as well as other memorial functions.
Specialized Tactics and Rescue Team took form in 2000.
The GEMS Tactical Medic Team was formed to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) in the "hot zone."