Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Providing Paramedic & Ambulance Services to Cherokee County

Cherokee County EMS operates an advanced service at the Paramedic level. Our service operates 5 paramedic units 24/7 from four EMS stations. Station 1 is located in the County Annex building in Murphy. Station 2 is across the road from McDonalds in Andrews. Station 3 is located beside the Fire Station in Hiwassee Dam. Station 4 is located at 2411 Airport Road, Marble. We have one EMS Captain on a quick response unit daily.

Cherokee County EMS works under Medical Control at Murphy Medical Center, Emergency Department. Dr Mark Gilbert MD FACEP is the Medical Director.

Mission Statement

To develop and continually improve a medical care system, while assuring high quality patient care and appropriate response in emergency situations to the Citizens and Visitors of Cherokee County.

Continuing Education

Online through Tri-County Community College with quarterly hands-on. 


Billing for Cherokee County Emergency Medical Services is handled by Fire Recovery EMS. If you have any billing questions contact Tony at 1-800-244-2345, ext. 228.