Cumberland Emergency Medical Services (CEMS) is a municipal department that is the primary provider of EMS to the Town of Cumberland.
The department deploys two transporting Paramedic advanced life support (ALS) level units 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and when staffing allows, deploys a third impact unit based on call volume. The Department also operates a non-transport Paramedic asset most weekdays.
In the calendar year 2022-2023, the Department responded to 4,314 calls. These numbers do not account for EMS’s mutual responses into the Town.
The Cumberland Fire District (CFD), licensed as a basic life support non-transporting ambulance service, plays an integral role in the Town’s EMS system. The CFD serves as a first responder agency co-responding to all calls for EMS service throughout the Town.
In addition to Cumberland EMS’ successful COVID-19 vaccination efforts, the department was also able to provide seasonal influenza clinics to the community and administer homebound inoculations to those in need. The Cumberland CERT team partnered with Cumberland EMS to host a COVID-19 test kit distribution event at Cumberland High School. With their time, work, and commitment, we could hand out approximately 10,000 kits to residents in our community and their families. Cumberland EMS has been the recipient of several grants, allowing them to expand their community paramedicine offerings and better meet the community’s needs. Grants include digital equity, telehealth, and mobile medical unit funding.