On November 21, 2017, the Texas Department of State Health Services presented the 2017 Private/Public Provider Award to the City of Beaumont Public Health – EMS (BEMS) during the annual Texas EMS Conference held in Fort Worth. This award honors a ground or air organization that demonstrates leadership in EMS in patient care, public access, medical control, disaster preparedness, public education or training.
Established as a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) in 1982, BEMS currently operates six ambulances and responds to approximately 19,000 calls for service per year. BEMS is equipped with the latest medical technologies such as 12-Lead ECG monitor/defibrillator – capable of transmitting data, capnography, and non-invasive monitoring of carbon monoxide; electronic patient care reporting and powered-assist stretcher and loading system.
City of Beaumont Public Health – EMS has an active child safety seat program with four certified child passenger seat technicians, working along with Public Health, providing car seats for families that cannot afford them. BEMS participates in CPR training and STOP-THE-BLEED campaign as well as other educational programs on injury awareness and prevention.
BEMS is also active in disaster preparedness and was the primary EMS provider during Hurricane Harvey by responding to requests for medical needs, flooding rescues, and medical support for sheltering victims. The men and women of BEMS went above and beyond to ensure the safety and health of this community.
Thank you to all of our EMTs and paramedics for their dedication and commitment to the profession and organization. Thank you to Dr. Kavouspour – Medical Director and Sherry Ulmer – Public Health Director for their leadership, and to the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager for their continued support of Beaumont EMS.
Contact: Max Nguyen, EMS Manager
3040 College St.
Beaumont, Texas 77701