PLEASE NOTE: The phone number and extensions for Dickinson EMS have changed. The new non-emergency phone number for Dickinson EMS is 281-534-3065
Dickinson Public Safety
With the adoption of the FY 2006 budget, the Mayor and City Council made Dickinson Public Safety the permanent emergency medical services provider for the city.
Changes Within Our Service
On October 1, 2013 Dickinson Public Safety changed names and became Dickinson Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Along with the change in name came a change in our structure and organization.
With Dickinson EMS separating from the Fire Marshal's Office we became our own department within the city and now operate from our own budget which comes from the general fund. Dickinson EMS now solely focuses on providing emergency care and transport of the sick or injured citizens and visitors in the City of Dickinson, along with providing public health outreach and education.
In fiscal year 2013, Dickinson EMS responded to approximately 2200 emergency 911 calls for service. This shows a marked increase from the original 1600 calls annually in 2006.
Calls for service continue to increase for Dickinson EMS. In fiscal year 2018, Dickinson EMS responded to approximately 2500 emergency 911 calls for service.
Ambulances are staffed with paramedics 24 hours per day operating from the City of Dickinson Central Fire Station. The response area Dickinson EMS serves is approximately 15 square miles. This includes the City of Dickinson and surrounding unincorporated Galveston County.
All open records requests are processed through the City Secretary's Office. Please be advised that due to HIPAA federal regulations, all requests involving protected health information require a completed and signed patient release.