Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS), a not-for-profit organization, is the sole provider of emergency services to the Town of Greenwich. Our mission is to provide high-quality pre-hospital medical care to every Greenwich resident. GEMS has consistently averaged a response time less than five minutes — considerably shorter than the national average. In fact, GEMS cardiac arrest save rate is twice as high as the best in the nation.
And all of GEMS’ life-saving services are possible only through the support of our community.
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The ‘File of Life’ helps GEMS quickly obtain medical and contact information in you or a loved one experience an emergency. It’s a free kit that consists of a refrigerator magnet with an attached red plastic pocket holding a card on which residents can record vital information about medical conditions, medications, and emergency contact names and phone numbers. Learn more about the File of Life and how you can request one.
GEMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. The American Heart Association developed Mission: Lifeline to transform care for the most vulnerable patients – those with high-risk time-sensitive emergencies including heart attacks, strokes and cardiac arrest.
Greenwich EMS Explorer Post recently intrigued attendees of a local football game by staging a flash mob to demonstrate hands-only CPR. Over 50 participants took to the field to show how easily hands-only CPR can save a life.