Bradford County Emergency Services

Bradford County, FL

History of our Department

Old Rescue 63

In 1973, Bradford County Florida received a federal grant to provide Emergency Medical Services.  This federal grant distributed funds to many counties in Northeast Florida.  All EMS operations were handled by Bradford Hospital, Inc. (Shands - Starke) and were Basic Life Support.

In 1980, EMS upgraded to Advanced Life Support units.

It wasn't until October of 1983 that the Bradford County Board of County Commissioners began to operate the county's EMS, and Bradford County Emergency Services was initiated.  Medic 1 was a 24 hour truck run out of the old station 6 in Starke.

Sixteen years later in 1999, a second unit, Medic 4 was placed in service as a day-time only truck to handle inter-facility transports from Shands-Starke and the local nursing homes.  Shortly thereafter, a second 24 hour 911 truck was added for the south end of the county.  Medic 2 was put in service in October of 2000 at the Theressa Volunteer Fire Department.

Fact Sheet

Medic 1 : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Station 6
Medic 2 : 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Station 2
Medic 4 : 24 hours (M, T, F), 14 hours (Su, W, Th, Sa) - Station 6
Medic 6 : On-Call / Backup - Station 6