Special Event Standby Request

Request for Caldwell County EMS Standby

Please use the email link below to request a standby form for standby services. Requests must be made two weeks prior to the event to allow ample time for planning and coverage. Prior to filling out the form, please review the information on fees. If the event is within the two-week time limit, please contact Emergency Services at 828-757-1424 to determine if the request will be possible.


Currently, Caldwell County has a standardized fee schedule for standby services. This includes services for a transport unit, bike team, special response unit, or an EMS Supervisor / single paramedic or BLS resource.

Any request for more than two units requires the addition of an EMS Supervisor.

The fee schedule is renewed each year and is subject to change through the adoption of the County's annual budget. A new fee schedule goes into effect on July 1 of each year, at the beginning of the County's fiscal year. Standby units can consist of the following:

  • Ambulance: 2 Paramedics on an ambulance
  • Ambulance: 2 EMT-Basics on an ambulance
  • Bike Team: 2 bike Paramedics (Currently Developing)
  • ATV Team: 1 EMT-Basic 1 Paramedic
  • Special Response unit: 2 Paramedics on 4x4 Special Operations Rescue Ambulance
  • EMS Supervisor: 1 Paramedic resource / officer
  • Any amount of additional staff requested

Should the date or time change, please notify us in advance. Additionally, should you need to contact our Special Events section on the day of your event then please contact Communications. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Caldwell County EMS.

By submitting this form, the event organizer attests that he/she has the authority to request the standby and assumes financial responsibility should the standby be approved and staffed.

Please email us to request an EMS Unit to Standby at an event or to schedule a demonstration.