Chatham EMS is a private non-profit department that has 150 personnel who serve our community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our ambulances deploy from 8 locations covering nearly 632 square miles of Chatham County, Georgia. Our services include 911 coverage county wide, Interfacility Transport, Neonate Transport, SWAT and Infectious Disease Teams.
Chatham EMS covers the 632 square miles of Chatham County, Ga. This involves handling 911 calls, non-emergency transports, special events and private events. With Chatham County having the beach at Tybee Island, farmland on the westside of the county, and a large metropolitan City of Savannah the calls are very diverse. All of these put together means our personnel ran 75000 calls in 2020. To handle the call volume, CES has a total of 15 apparatus staffed at all times. This includes several ALS quick response vehicles (QRV), ALS ambulances, and BLS ambulances. The shifts rotate to make sure there is coverage at all times. Shifts are divided into 8, 12, and 24 hour shifts.
Opportunities to join OuR Team
Emergency Medical Technicians Basic (EMT-B) respond to medical emergencies and deliver patient care, support, and evaluation in a pre-hospital setting. This generally includes assessing the patient, determining the proper emergency care, and administering treatment. EMT-B also help with transporting patients safely between hospitals and care facilities.
An AEMT functions as a primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. They are
responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured. The AEMT provides
basic life support and some advanced skills (AEMT), including patient assessment, airway
management, use of the automatic defibrillator and assisting and administering medications to
CES Paramedics provides pre-hospital and intra-hospital advanced life support care from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility maintaining thorough patient care documentation. The Paramedic will follow the established medical protocols to give advanced life support to include advanced airway, medications, and specialized care.
CES Paramedic and EMT FTOs are assigned in to a normal shift but also participate as instructors for the respected qualifications.
CES Lieutenants are the first line supervisor in the streets. They area ssigned to an ambulance and handle some of the smaller issues that arise with the operations level.
Chatham EMS personnel are divided into four shifts. Each shift has a District Chief that handles the daily operations of EMS in the county. Our District Chiefs are Paramedic and equipped to responds to calls to help witht the large call volume.
Chatham Emergency Services offers certification courses yearly for EMT Basic, EMT Advanced, and Paramedic. These courses are Georgia Department of Health and National Registry approved. NREMT classes our open to qualified students that would like to join the EMS community, other departments and for in house advancements. CES EMS Training also offers several other course to include BLS, ACLS, and PALS. Our EMS Instructors are the best in the area bringing their knowledge and experiences to the class to help lead students in their EMS career.
Advanced Life Support (ALS) Type 1 Ambulance
Advanced Life Support (ALS) Quick Response Vehicles
Basic Life Support (BLS) Transport Vans
Our department by the numbers
Chatham EMS covers Chatham County from several hubs around the county. This provides adequate coverage to all citizens and communities of the county.
Ambulances in Service
EMS Calls (2020)
Full Perks & Benefits
7 Paid Holidays
Additional PTO Hours accrued on company approved holidays.
Free Continuing Education Classes
Fire, EMS and Dispatch courses.
New Live Fire Training Facility
Numerous courses offered throughout the year include NPQ and State level fire classes.
Annual Uniform Allowance
Get full uniform and boots yearly with included annual allowance.
Ambulance Restocking Crews
You run the calls. They do the rest!
Free Gym Memberships
Wellness plan with various locations throughout the county.
College Tuition Reimbursement Program
Up to $2000 in annual college tuition reimbursement.
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Cash payout each paycheck if our insurance is not needed.
Free Life Insurance = 1.5x Salary
Spouse and Children life insurance included as well.
401k with 150% Company Match
Traditional and ROTH options available.
Competitive Pay & Many Shift Choices
8, 12 & 24 Hour EMS Shifts. 24 Hour Fire Shifts. 12 Hour Dispatch Shifts.
Relocation Assistance Program
Get reimbursed for part of your travel and relocation costs!
Free Annual Wellness Exams
Receive a full medical workup each year to help maintain your health.
Birthday Gift Cards
A small gift from us to you, each year!
Bereavement & Jury Duty Leave
Called to serve or going through a tough time? We've got your back.
Paid Time Off
Starting at 3 weeks per year with more hours accrued with seniority.
Free Long Term Disability
Short term disability also available.
Co-Worker Financial Assistance Fund
HOOO - Helping One of Our Own Fund
College Tuition Discount
10% Discount with Columbia Southern University
With low $20 copay.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Designated account to assist with health and dependent expenses.
AT&T FirstNet Available
Option to get unlimited talk, text, and data discount for cell phone.
New Fleet and Equipment
Progressive vehicle replacement schedule.
Adoption Assistance Program
Financial reimbursement available for child adoption related costs.