Gila River EMS
Gila River EMS (GREMS) was established in 1974 and is a community sworn, primary responder, multi-hazard, emergency medical services department within the Gila River Indian Community covering nearly 600 square miles. Our role is part of both public safety and healthcare as a department of Gila River Health Care. We work very closely with our public safety partners (Fire, Police, Corrections, Dispatch, Emergency Management) and by government directive are charged as the lead provider of emergency medical services for the Community. We take this responsibility and duty very seriously, hiring only highly motivated employees who are willing to serve with respect and dignity and provide the best patient care possible. Our EMTs and Paramedics are simply the best!
We are proud of how our staff is handling the COVID-19 pandemic as they respond to calls every day fighting tirelessly against this invisible enemy and standing their ground! Aside from the incredible patient care our folks are providing to the community we also are supporting the Governor's Task Force/Incident Management Team with Chief Rainbolt as a Senior Advisor, Deputy Chief Knight as the Planning Section Chief, Division Chief Riddle as ESF #14 Coordinator (EMS) and Division Chief Peterson as the GRHC IMT Incident Commander and ESF #14 Coordinator (Health Care). This Task Force was created January 29, 2020 and while these times have been some of the busiest and most stressful of our all of our careers they have also been some of the most rewarding as we watch our staff and the community conquer this enemy. Fore more information on the COVID-19 Task Force click here