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What steps can I take to prevent COVID-19?



The last two years have seen incredible scientific advances in the fight against COVID-19. Vaccines and other measures have had a significant impact in reducing severe outcomes like hospitalization and death from the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends several preventative measures to reduce your risk of COVID-19, from booster shots to masking and social distancing.

While vaccines and other measures are effective to prevent COVID-19, they may not provide enough protection for those who are immunocompromised. There are options that can provide additional layers of protection for immunocompromised individuals, including long-acting monoclonal antibody therapy.

Consider Volunteering in your community with one of our local volunteer Fire Departments


Every community in Watauga County is served by a fire department which provides not only provides lifesaving skills should you have a fire but also provides first response when you dial 911 for a medical emergency as well.  Most of the fire departments in Watauga County provide this service with strictly volunteers that live within the community.  Please consider volunteering with your local Fire Department and become a valued member of your community.  Contact your local fire department for more information on how you can help within your own community. 

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Emergency Fest 2019

EmergencyFest 2019

Some serious fun happens every year on the campus of Appalachian State University.  Check out the video to learn more.  We are already looking forward to next year!!


Paramedic Ambulances staffed 24/7


With the support of Watauga County we staff multiple paramedic level  ambulances to respond to emergencies in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In 2018 we responded to over 6,000 emergencies, a number which continues to increase annually.


Community CPR Classes

We are better together!  We know that the more members of our community who are comfortable with life-saving interventions such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, the better.  Our monthly community CPR courses are FREE to the public.  The only cost is $7 which covers the American Heart Association CPR card issued to each participant at the end of the class.  Sign up now!

Watauga Medics: 
Fast Facts

- Total paramedics - 34


- Total EMT's - 19

- Average response time - 9:39

- We ran 6,451 calls during 2022

-We respond from 5 bases in Watauga County

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