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(615) 896-2520

Poison Control Center

606 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 898-7790

Mike Nunley, EMT-P, RN
Director of EMS

Organization OverviewImage of EMS personnel lifting a stretcher

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service is a county service which originated on October 15, 1972. Rutherford County EMS is the primary Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider for the County of Rutherford. EMS is funded by the property tax. Rutherford County EMS provides the citizens of Rutherford County with the following services:

Number of response units:

  • 12 Ambulance stations
  • 13 ALS Ambulances
  • 1 Interfacility Transport Unit
  • 25 ambulances
  • 1 Special Operations Building
  • 1 Dive Rescue/Swift Water boat
  • 2 Special Rescue Units
  • 1 Tactical Response Unit
  • 6 4x4 ALS First Response Units

Three twenty-four-hour shifts are responsible for all 911 operations and activities of the Ambulance Service. There are three Assistant Directors and three Supervisors, responsible for the day to day operations of Emergency Services in Rutherford County.

Assistant Directors
Dwight Stone, EMT-P
Elaine Lowe, EMT-P
Lennie Fabian, EMT-P

Barry Cameron, EMT-P
Mike Jones, EMT-P
Carl Hudgens, EMT-P

EMS Operations consists of twelve transport units operated from eleven substations around the county. These ambulances are responsible for the primary 911 medical response twenty-four hours a day. EMS units are staffed with a minimum of one EMT-Paramedic and one EMT who work twenty-four hour shifts. Crews have shift change at 7:00 am. Crews on the primary units are assigned stations throughout the county.

Each shift is assigned an Assistant Director and a Supervisor. The Assistant Directors are responsible for all daily operations of the shift and work twenty-four hour shifts. They are part of the administrative staff and are also available to respond to calls in an ALS equipped 4x4 vehicles.

Learn about the Critical Care Transport Team