Established June 1, 1975, by the City of Galax and Grayson County; Galax-Grayson Emergency Medical Services (GGEMS), is the oldest professional
EMS provider in the Twin County Area. GGEMS provides E-911 Advanced Life Support (ALS), Emergency Medical Services and Critical Care hospital to hospital transport services for citizens and visitors to the City of Galax and portions of Grayson County. GGEMS also provides ALS support services for
Grayson County volunteer rescue squads. GGEMS currently utilizes five ambulances and one quick response vehicle, staffed by ALS certified or
Nationally Registered EMT-Intermediate’s or NREMT-Paramedics. GGEMS requires and provides extensive continuing educational programs for all staff and
offers EMS related educational opportunities to the public, utilizing our in-house training facilities. GGEMS is committed to offering the, “Best of the Best”, pre-hospital care and transport services to our community and it’s visitors.
Galax-Grayson EMS has been the proud recipient of two regional EMS awards from the Southwestern Virginia EMS Council.
2011 – Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health and Safety
2013 – Outstanding EMS Agency