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Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Service officially began operations in April of 1972, following action taken by Commissioners Court. In May of that year, the newly created department, joined by a small group of dedicated employees, began responding to calls for service,  In the years that followed, the area served by Fort Bend County EMS experienced a phenomenal increase in population.

Year Population % of increase
1970 52,314 29.1 %
1980 130,846 150.1 %
1990 225,421 72.3 %
2000 354,452 57.2 %
*2010 585,375 65.1 %
*2014 est. 686,650 18.6 %
*2015 est. 716,087  4.3 %

                                                                                      *source: Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Today, twelve (12) M.I.C.U. (Mobile Intensive Care Unit) Ambulances and one (1) Squad Unit, stocked with the latest advancements in pre-hospital equipment and staffed with highly skilled paramedic personnel, stand ready to respond during any hour of the day or night, all year long.

Throughout the rich history of Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Service, excellence in patient care has been the steady focus of every employee. The department has received awards and honors from various associations.

As more and more people begin calling Fort Bend County home, your emergency medical service will continue providing the level of advanced, professional care that every citizen has learned to expect.

Although everyone hopes they will never require assistance from emergency personnel, Fort Bend County Emergency Medical Service stands prepared and ready should the need arise.

Last updated: 4/29/2017 10:02:32 AM