Since 1986, REMSA has provided nationally recognized ground ambulance service within Washoe County, Nevada. As the largest employer of EMS personnel in Northern Nevada, REMSA provides residents and visitors with 9-1-1 response and transport, interfacility transport, disaster preparedness, special events coverage, search and rescue, tactical medical support, and public education. REMSA provides ground ambulance services under a performance-based franchise agreement with the Washoe County Health District and is the sole provider of emergency and inter-facility ground ambulance transport services within Washoe County (excluding Incline Village and Gerlach). REMSA is a private nonprofit community-based service which is solely funded by user fees with no local community tax subsidy.
REMSA maintains its operational and clinical standards as one of the most recognized high-performance EMS systems in the country. REMSA responds to approximately 70,000 requests for service per year.
Care Flight, a program of REMSA, was established in 1981 with a single aircraft and has expanded over the years to four helicopters, one fixed wing aircraft, and one ground critical care transport (CCT) ambulance. Care Flight also operates the ground 9-1-1 ambulance service for Plumas District Hospital in Quincy, California. Care Flight is a private non-profit community-based service which is solely funded by user fees and no local community tax subsidy.
Care Flight provides services throughout the northwest Nevada and northeastern California region with base locations in Reno, Gardnerville and Fallon, Nevada and Truckee and Beckwourth, California. The Plumas Ground Ambulance Service has three ambulances and one quick response supervisor vehicle. One ambulance is staffed 24/7 with an on-call crew for a second-out ambulance. Care Flight transports an average of 1,500 air medical patients per year and the Plumas Ground Ambulance Service is projected to transport an average of 670 patients per year.