Who We Are and What We Are About



Gila River EMS (GREMS) is the oldest public safety organization in the Community and is a department of Gila River Health Care. In fact, in 2014 we celebrated our 40th year. We come from very humble beginnings, growing from one BLS ambulance to seven 24-hour ALS ambulances, two 12-hour ALS ambulances, two ALS Battalion Chief units, one Rehab unit, one Alternative Response Vehicle (ARV), and multiple Chief level units available to the Community every day. We run approximately 11,500 calls for service a year ranging from EMS and interfacility transports to fire, police, and Community standby’s. While we work very closely with our public safety partners (Fire, Police, Corrections, Dispatch, Emergency Management), we are by government MOU charged as the lead provider of Emergency Medical Services for the Community. We take this responsibility and duty very seriously, only hiring quality employees who are willing to serve the “Gila River Way” and provide the best patient care possible. Our EMTs and Paramedics are simply the best!

Read about the History of Our Logo.

Fiscal Year 2015 Stats (Oct ’14- Oct ’15)

  • Employees: 84
  • Shifts: A, B, C 24hr shift schedules and D, E, F 12hr shift schedules available
  • Stations: Base 100, Base 200, St 421, St 423, St 425, St 429, St 426
  • Field Units: Support 423 (East Battalion), M421, M423, M433, M425, AP423, Support 426 (West Battalion), M429, M426, M436, AP426
  • Staff Units: C4300 (Chief), C4301 (Deputy/Operations & Special Ops), C4302 (Division/Logistics), C4303 (Division/Support Services), C4304 (Division/Professional Standards)
  • Vehicles: 13- Ford E450 Type III Ambulances, 4- Ford F450 Type I Ambulances, 2- Dodge 4500 Type I Ambulances, 2- International TerraStar Type III Ambulances, 8- Ford F250 Staff Vehicles, 1- Ford F150 Staff Vehicle, 1- Ford F350 Utility Truck, 1- Ford F550 Rehab Vehicle, 1- Ford E350 Van, 1- Ford Monterey, 1- Polaris Ranger, 1- 27′ Mobile Medical Unit Trailer
  • EMS Calls: 9008
  • Interfacility Transports: 1286
  • Standbys: 126
  • EMT-Basic Students Trained: 13
  • CPR / 1st Aid / AED Students Trained: 1150


Caring for the Community
To achieve the highest standards in providing comprehensive pre hospital healthcare for the Community
To provide quality pre-hospital care for the Gila River Indian Community
Dedicated to improve professional services with respect
To improve the availability and accessibility of providing comprehensive pre hospital services
Culturally Sensitive

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