November 2nd, 2017

For the first time in nearly 10 years Austin Travis County EMS is without a contract with the workforce. The interim city manager’s negotiation team broke off negotiations on October 30 2017 with the ATCEMS Association representing over 550 Emergency Medical Services professionals that continue to provide exemplary care and safety net services for the community.

By holding Austin’s EMS professionals out of contract the department will be further challenged to hire, recruit and retain highly qualified medics and already chronic attrition will grow worse eventually impacting the ability to staff ambulances. HELP EMS HELP YOU
Please sign the petition requesting Mayor Adler and the Austin City Council to direct the city manager to return to the negotiations process and lift imposed barriers that hold the negotiations teams from completing a contract that the medics and city council can vote on.

National EMS Memorial Foundation

June 30th, 2014


April 15th, 2014

8-5-13 Public Safety Commission

March 31st, 2014

ATCEMS Association President Marquardt Addresses City Council re EMS morale and prevention program challenges

March 21st, 2014

May 23 Austin City Council EMS inter-local

June 24th, 2013

Randy Trinkle Fund

December 2nd, 2012



Thank you Austin for supporting ATCEMS Medics!

November 21st, 2012

October 3rd, 2012


Help Austin’s Paramedics protect their jobs: Vote YES on Prop 11 this November.

When you vote YES on Prop 11, you are giving a City of Austin Uniformed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Employees inclusion in the State of Texas Civil Service Statute §143. Both Austin Police and Austin Fire Department already have been included in prior elections by the Austin voters, and your Paramedics deserve the same protections. (more…)

Child Passenger Safety Program of the Year

December 21st, 2011

Yesterday we completed our final child seat inspection event for 2011. This year has brought many new highs. Austin-Travis County EMS completed 28 inspection events resulting in the installation of 680 car seats, distribution of 402 new car seats to families in need and education to over 800 families. Austin-Travis County EMS was also awarded the “Child Passenger Safety Program of the Year” by Safe Kids Austin and continues to have one of the largest groups of certified technicians in central Texas. (more…)