Lapeer County EMS Authority

We are a community service for the citizens of Lapeer County. Created in 1997 by the merging of three local ambulance agencies, Lapeer Area Ambulance Service, North Branch Area Ambulance Service, and the Imlay City Department of Public Safety which have served the area as early as 1969. The service is now governed seven member Board of Directors with representatives appointed by the fifteen municipalities within Lapeer County.

Lapeer County EMS also offers Education Services for any community members, group or organization interested in CPR, First Aid or use of the Automated External Defibrillators (AED), as well as to those individuals wishing to make EMS a career. many of our current employees have started or advanced their training with our Education Services.

Lapeer County EMS employees are trained at all levels of licensure and hold State of Michigan licenses at the Medical First Responder, emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Emergency Medical Technician-Specialist, and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. We also have on staff 4 State of Michigan licensed Instructor Coordinators. All EMS personnel are CPR certified in American heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider course and are updated on a yearly basis. In addition, all Paramedics are certified in the American Heart Association Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS) course.

What to do until an Ambulance Arrives

Stay calm: By keeping calm, it is not only reassuring to the person who is sick or injured, but can help you in taking appropriate steps to initiate emergency care.

Call 9-1-1: If someone else is with you, send them to cal 9-1-1. When possible, please have the following information available at the time of the call:

  • The address or location of the injured person
  • A call back telephone number
  • A brief description of injuries or illness
  • how many people are injured

If the patient is not breathing and/or has no pulse, a 9-1-1 dispatcher may be able to walk you through CPR by relaying instructions over the phone until help can arrive.

If the patient is injured in a car crash and there is no immediate danger, such as smoke or fire from the vehicle, do not remove the patient from the vehicle. Excessive unnecessary movement can cause additional injuries to the patient.

Make sure you hang up the phone last to make sure the dispatcher has enough information to send the appropriate help.


Please be advised that 2-1-1 is now operational in Lapeer County! This will be a great resource for our citizens.

If you know of any residents in need of non-emergency assistance, please be sure
to give them this number. They can also access it via the web at