Schertz EMS is a department of the City of Schertz that provides emergency medical services and ambulance transportation to the greater Randolph Region. We began as a volunteer group of local citizens who responded to help their neighbors. The organization, known as the Schertz Area Facility for Emergency Services or SAFES began operations on April 1, 1974, providing ambulance services to Schertz and the surrounding area. This organization grew, matured and eventually became a full-time paid department within the city and was renamed to Schertz EMS on October 1, 2000.
For the seventh year in a row, Schertz EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.