Luling EMS began its operations May 1, 1975. During this time, the ambulance service was a department of Edgar B. Davis Memorial Hospital. At that time, the hospital was owned by the City of Luling.
On February 1, 1999, Edgar B Davis Memorial Hospital was leased by Seton Family of Hospitals. Seton was subcontracted to provide management of Luling EMS and staffing. At this time, all employees became employees of Seton.
On December 4, 2017, the City of Luling took over operations and the employees of Luling EMS. Luling EMS became its own department within the City of Luling. This is the only time in the history of the department that the service was solely ran by the city and not under the hospital umbrella. Luling EMS is currently owned and operated by the City of Luling.
Luling EMS has been serving the residents of Luling and Caldwell County for 45 years. Today the City of Luling EMS provides service to southern Caldwell County and a portion of Guadalupe County. We operate 24 hours a day to provide emergency medical services in times of illness or injury. We also provide emergency and non-emergency transfer service from area hospitals and nursing homes.
Luling EMS employs 12 full time Paramedics, 12 part time employees, 1 Director of EMS and 1 part time administrative assistant. Paramedics are fully trained in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). We currently operate 2 Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) 24 hours a day. Our medics work a rotating 48 hour shift with 96 hours off duty.
The service responds to approximately 2,000 calls annually. These calls are both emergency and non-emergency in nature. Our coverage area is approximately 221 square miles of Caldwell and Guadalupe County. We operate 1 station located at 685 S. Hackberry in Luling. We provide mutual aid for Lockhart EMS, Gonzales EMS, Seguin EMS and Schertz EMS.
The City of Luling EMS serves as the provider of emergency medical services for the City of Luling and Southern Caldwell County. Luling EMS is committed to provide compassionate quality care and service, built around the needs of the patients and communities we serve through effective partnerships, and to protecting the safety and health of the public. “Neighbors helping Neighbors”.
Luling EMS’ vision is to be the preferred EMS provider in the eyes of our patients, partners and communities, and to expand upon our role as a critical public safety agency that delivers exceptional pre-hospital emergency medicine in an urban and rural environment. The department will remain at the forefront of EMS advancements, evidence-based medicine in clinical care, operations, research and training. Luling EMS will continue to be viewed as a challenging, diverse and rewarding place to work as well as a model for other EMS agencies.