Washington County Regional Ambulance Authority (Central EMS) is a quasi-governmental authority, overseen by a Board of Directors that make up the incorporated cities and the county. Central EMS services 920 square miles of Washington County, serving over 100,000 people. In 2019, Central EMS was accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS). This accreditation is presented to ambulance services that meet the highest quality of standards and care. Our dispatch team is an IAED accredited 9-1-1 center in the state of Arkansas. Our dispatchers are all trained and certified to provide the best care and instruction to people in need until the paramedics arrive.
Mission: To provide the safe and efficient delivery of exceptional patient care with the highest professional and ethical standards, and to be part of the team that innovates and improves emergency services in the community.
Vision: To be the premier high performance, self-supporting and community integrated EMS in Northwest Arkansas.
Values: Honesty, Integrity, Professionalism, Compassion, Respect, Trust, Commitment
Central EMS Headquarters
Station 1, in Fayetteville, AR is located by the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and South School Ave. Our dispatch, administration, maintenance, and billing office is located on the lower floor. Operations Leadership and IT is located on the second floor with our Station 1 crew.