Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, Inc.

An Independent Nonprofit Organization

Medical Standbys

Medical Standbys

Emergency medical staffing for sporting events, gatherings and more

In addition to answering 911 calls for medical assistance, GEMS will send paramedics and EMTs to sporting events and public gatherings in case emergency care is needed.

People seeking Town permits may contact our Operations Division during office hours, 8:30AM to 4:30PM at 203-637-7505. We will consult with the event organizer to determine if medical stand-by is necessary. GEMS management staff is also available during these hours at our headquarters to sign off on permit applications for the Town.

Sporting events, corporate meetings, and other public events conducted on private property may not require a Town permit, but consultation with a GEMS professional is always available to consider public safety and the mitigation of risk.

Need an application for a GEMS stand-by? You can download, then fax it to us at 203-637-1762, attention Scheduling Coordinator.

Levels of staffing available

GEMS offers a range of options for medical staffing, with a sliding scale for costs associated with each level.

  1. Paramedic ambulance – full Advanced Life Support capability
  2. Paramedic fly car – one paramedic with a complete set of patient care equipment
  3. EMT ambulance – basic life support capability plus transport if necessary
  4. EMT with basic life support kit and defibrillator (AED)
  5. UTV
  6. Special Operations