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Office Phone 
(828) 837-7352

(828) 837-5454

Office Address 
59 Hiwassee St.
Suite 105
Murphy, NC 28906

Station 1

(828) 837-7352 ext. 4
Cherokee County Annex Building, Murphy 

Station 2 

(828) 837-7352 ext. 5
Across the road from McDonalds, Andrews 

Station 3 

(828) 837-7352 ext. 6
 Beside the Fire station in Hiwassee Dam

Providing Paramedic and Ambulance Services to Cherokee County

Cherokee County EMS operates an advanced service at the Paramedic level. Our service has three stations. Station 1 is located in the County Annex building in Murphy. Station 2 is across the road from McDonalds in Andrews. Station 3 is located beside the Fire Station in Hiwassee Dam. We have two Medics at each station and two on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Cherokee County EMS works under Medical Control at Murphy Medical Center, Emergency Department. Dr Mark Gilbert MD FACEP is the Medical Director.

Mission Statement

EMS shall provide expedient, quality care while maintaining a courteous and caring attitude toward each patient. EMS employees shall be professional at all times. It is our goal to treat each patient as if he or she was a family member. In any situation, quality and caring patient care is our number one priority. 


Continuing Education

Is held every month on the second Tuesday at 0900 and the following Thursday 1800. These classes are held at Tri County Community College in the Fire Training Center complex.



 Billing for Cherokee County Emergency Medical Services is handled by Fire Recovery EMS. If you have any billing questions contact Tony at 1-800-244-2345 ext. 228.


Department Head

Doug Mills
Emergency Medical Services Director

Jessica Orton
Assistant to the Director
(828) 837-7352 ext. 2


Murphy Medical Center
Emergency Department
(828) 837-8161


Last updated: 7/26/2017 4:09:16 PM