From the Director's Desk

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope that you will find it helpful and informative.

This is a very busy time for Manvel EMS. As our communities grow and as the major thoroughfares that traverse the area become regular routes of travel for more and more people, the need for emergency medical services grows. At Manvel EMS, it is our intent to meet and exceed both the needs and the expectations of the communities we serve and to continue our vision of compassionate, quality emergency care.

Manvel Emergency Medical Services is proud to be the home of more than 25 paid and volunteer EMT's and paramedics, three ambulances capable of providing state of the art, mobile intensive care unit clinical services and an all volunteer board of directors consisting of local business men and women, public servants, healthcare providers and citizens interested in making a difference in their community. Our organization is proud to answer the call of nearly 1,200 citizens each year.

We are pleased to be active participants in the East Texas Gulf Coast Regional Trauma Advisory Council and the Southeast Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council. Both organizations are dedicated to the organization of a system, through which, comprehensive care can be administered to injured citizens on an individual basis or in the event of disaster.

We are proud to announce that our staff is fully trained to deal with disasters within the community, and across Texas.  We are fully trained in the National Incident Management System and are users of several pieces of technology specifically designed to assist in disaster management including WebEOC, EMTrack, and EMResource. We are partnered with Texas Emergency Medical Task Force 6 to deploy resources outside of the community to assist with disasters in Texas. 

Speaking of disasters, if I may, preparedness is the key to minimizing the impact a disaster has on anyone's life.  If you know of someone who has a medical special need, and may need evacuation assistance during a disaster, such as a hurricane, please ask them to register with STEAR (State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry) by calling 2-1-1.  When they call, they will be asked a series of questions to help Manvel EMS and other emergency responders in planning to help them evacuate should the need arise.  The more information we can gather before an incident, the better prepared we will be to respond.

Additionally, we are very fortunate to have an outstanding partner within the community. With the exceptional support of Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 3, we have moved into our new state of the art facility to house both our clinical and administrative operations. This new station was built by the District on more than three acres of land in the heart of Manvel. The District has been worked hard to complete this project for nearly three years and everone is excited that the project has come to fruition. I could not complete this letter without thanking the District and its commissioners for the untiring support.

All of this, however, could not have been completed without the support of the communities we serve. We are proud, each year, to receive the outpouring of support in the form of monetary contributions, the donation of services and operational items, and hundreds of hours of volunteerism.

I am truly honored to lead this group of dedicated and selfless men and women who, either as a professional or community volunteer, work to provide compassionate, quality care to every patient and make this organization something the communities we serve can be proud of. If I can ever answer any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or stop by our station.

Once again, let me thank you for visiting our website and especially for all of the support that has been afforded to our organization. If you would like to see your EMS at work, please stop by. It is our privilege to serve.

Respectfully,

Directors Signature

Dave Ferguson, Director
Manvel Emergency Medical Services