National Emergency Services, Inc. was incorporated in the state of Georgia in January 1977, and has been in continuous operation since that time.
In late 1973, a local funeral home ambulance service decided to discontinue emergency ambulance services, as a private ambulance firm would organize and assume the responsibility for providing such services to the community.
From 1973 through 1976, five different ambulance companies tried to provide the needed services but failed to do so. In late 1976, a group of local businessmen asked Pat and Mary Ellen Atkins to start an ambulance company. After two months of preparation, they invested their life savings and opened the doors with high hopes of providing professional emergency medical services.
Today, National EMS provides statewide and local services, including emergency medical services, non-emergency medical transport services, dispatch services, neonatal transport services, critical care transport services, EMS training and event services.
As the demand for services has increased, both the employees of National EMS and the public have benefited. Employee earnings are competitive and employee benefits packages are comprehensive, keeping with national trends in the ambulance industry.
National EMS remains a model of cooperation between private enterprise and government in the area of public welfare and safety.