Emergency Medical Services

Gila River EMS (GREMS) was established in 1974 and is a community sworn, primary responder, multi-hazard, emergency medical services department within the Gila River Indian Community covering nearly 600 square miles. GREMS’s role is part of both public safety and healthcare as a department of Gila River Health Care. We work very closely with our public safety partners (Fire, Police, Corrections, Dispatch, Emergency Management) and are charged as the lead provider of out of hospital patient care for the Community. We take this responsibility and duty very seriously, only hiring quality employees who are willing to serve with respect and dignity and provide the best patient care possible. Our EMTs and Paramedics are simply the best!

EMS Organizational Chart


EMS Main Office:

433W. Seed Farm Road

Sacaton, Arizona 85147

EMS Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 67 | Sacaton, AZ 85147

(520) 796-4586  email

EMS Billing:

(602) 528-1205

EMS Community Education / CPR:

(520) 796-4592  email

EMS Standby Request:

(520) 796-4585 email

EMS East Battalion Chief:  

Supervisor: (520) 796-4591

EMS West Battalion Chief:

Supervisor: (520) 796-4594

EMS Chief:

Kurt Rainbolt (520) 796-4588 email

Deputy Chief:

Kevin Knight Special Operations  (520) 796-4585  email

Division Chief:

Chris Riddle Operations  (520) 796-4590  email

Division Chief:

Tamara Nacho Logistics  (520) 796-4584  email

Division Chief:

Patrick Peterson Support Services  (520) 796-4589  email

Program Manager:

Joshua Sanchez  Professional Standards  (520) 796-4596  email

Program Superviser

Grace Watson Professional Standards  (520) 796-4592 email