News & Announcements


Rutherford County EMS and Applied Business Services

Rutherford County EMS has contracted with Applied Business Services/SCA to process invoices for services rendered.  This company handles both billing and collections.  If you have recently received an invoice from them, it is a current bill and not an account in collections.  We want to assure the public that this is not a scam. If you are concerned about the link provided by Applied Business Services being a scam, you can use the link provided here instead. Customers may also mail their payment to the address listed below. If you have further questions or concerns, you may contact Applied Business Services or a representative of Rutherford County EMS at the numbers provided below. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.

Applied Business Services Inc., Security Collection Agency
PO Box 910 Edenton, NC 27932

Rutherford County EMS Deploys New Cardiac Monitors
 The staff at Rutherford County EMS is proud to announce that we will be stocking each of our five ALS ambulances and four quick response vehicles with new cardiac monitor/defibrillators on Friday morning. The county was forced to purchase the new life saving devices after the manufacturer of the currently utilized model discontinued it without offering a replacement option. Cardiac monitor/defibrillators are a requirement by the North Carolina Office of EMS for paramedic level services, making their replacement a necessity instead of an option. The new monitors going in-service on Friday are the Lifepak 15s manufactured by Physio Control Inc.Physio Pic

              Physio Control is a well-known brand in the prehospital community, and has a reputation for durability and dependability. Lifepak 15 monitors offer the latest advancements in pre-hospital emergency medical care, including the ability to monitor carbon monoxide levels in the blood stream. The ability to monitor these levels on patients suspected of carbon monoxide poisoning is something fairly new in the pre-hospital setting; and is not an ability the we had prior to now. You can view a full description of the Lifepak 15 and its capabilities here.
                We would like to thank the Board of Commissioners, County Manager Steve Garrison, and Finance Director Paula Roach for assisting us in the acquisition of this life-saving equipment. Rutherford County EMS employees strive to provide the best emergency care possible to the citizens and visitors of Rutherford County; this equipment ensures that we will be able to continue that mission.            

Rutherford County EMS Promotes Medical ID 

Setting up your iPhone for Medical ID information is easy and could save your life.  

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Click here to view a YouTube video for instructions on how to set up Medical ID.