fire departments

message from the ems chief

Founded in 1982 as Eastern Pines Rescue Squad, the EMS division of Eastern Pines Fire-Rescue-EMS Inc. has served with distinction and honor ever since. Located just east of Greenville, NC, approximately 30 volunteers and 8 part-time paid staff proudly provide the nearly 19,000 citizens of eastern Pitt County with continuous Paramedic level Emergency Medical Service 24 hours a day.

In addition to EMS response, some members are trained in technical rescue as NC Rescue Technicians and respond in conjunction with the fire division to provide crash, rope and water rescue, as well as back up the EMS crew with additional medical manpower at crashes where technical services are not needed. Roughly, our response district includes all points east of the City of Greenville and south of the Tar River to the Pitt-Beaufort County line, and north of NC Hwy 43 and east almost all the way to NC 102. Communities served include Eastern Pines, Simpson, Grimesland and Black Jack. In addition to responding with the fire division, we also respond with all other “district three” fire departments, as well as mutual-aid responses with all other Pitt County stations and the City of Greenville Fire/Rescue-EMS.

Our volunteer staff is comprised of people from all walks of life, including business professionals, entrepreneurs, college students and medical professionals. All personnel are certified by the State of North Carolina Office of EMS at various levels including Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic. In addition, many of us are also cross-trained in technical rescue, firefighting and hazardous materials, and are members of EPFR or other Pitt County fire departments.

line officers

  • Chief (34-60): Gene Powell
  • Assistant Chief (34-61): Lea Meeks
  • Lieutenant (34-62): Zach Taylor
  • Lieutenant (34-63): Meagen Rhodes

administrative officers

  • Board of Directors Chair: Debra Peaden
  • Administrative Officer: Jonathan March
  • Finance Officer: Melissa Powell
  • Trustee: Michelle Jones
  • Trustee: Brian Roberson
  • Trustee: vacant

ems in pitt county

EMS services are provided to the 169,819 citizens of Pitt County by 10 county stations and the City of Greenville Fire-Rescue/EMS (6 stations operating 5 ambulances). The county stations are located in Falkland (station 12), Bethel (station 21), Pactolus (station 24), Eastern Pines (station 34), Winterville (station 41), Ayden (station 42), Grifton (station 43), Bell-Arthur (station 52), Farmville (station 53) and Fountain (station 54). All of the stations provide Paramedic level care. All stations also benefit from Enhanced-911 computer aided dispatching, and our communications center is capable of giving pre-arrival instructions to the caller at the EMD level prior to EMS arrival.

 

annual report

  • Response Area:
    92.72 sq. mi. (second largest in Pitt County)
  • Population:
    19,667 (highest populated EMS district in Pitt County, outside the city limits of Greenville)
  • EMS Call Volume:
    1,136 (fourth largest call volume in Pitt County)
  • Volunteer Savings:
    over $94,500 (nearly 8,850 volunteer hours)