WCEMS service area includes Four-hundred plus square miles of Wayne County including parts of Lake Cumberland.

WCEMS employs approximately 40 EMTs and Paramedics to provide Emergency and Non-Emergency medical care and transport 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


What is the difference between an EMT or a Paramedic?


EMT-Basic (Basic Life Support) is the first level of the EMT career path. They receive training that covers key emergency skills, so they can assess a patient's condition and manage respiratory, cardiac and trauma emergencies. They care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital under medical direction.


EMT-Paramedics (Advanced Life Support) provide the most extensive pre-hospital care. In addition to the responsibilities listed above, paramedics may also administer drugs orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations and use more complex equipment.


WCEMS offers Advanced Life Support care with very modern life saving equipment and treatment protocols which are among some of the top in the state of Kentucky.

Mission Statement

Wayne County EMS is committed to being a leader in Emergency Medical Services and to providing our community with excellence in pre-hospital care.


We strive to value our staff and patients; maintain and promote the highest standards of our profession; support illness and accident prevention; manage our resources effectively and work collaboratively with our colleagues in

health care and emergency services.

Wayne County E.M.S.

111 Jim Hill Service Road

Monticello, KY 42633 

Tel: (606) 348-3302

Fax: (606) 348-3304

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