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Austin County EMS Core Values

Austin County EMS (Emergency Medical Service)

Austin County EMS is an organization whose existence is based on providing service to the community. This may be in the form of education, crisis intervention and reassurance, critical response and intervention or individual assistance. Our goal is to provide the most effective and efficient EMS care and support to any citizen, unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race, creed, color, religion, social status or ability to pay.

  • Honesty – We shall always act and communicate in a truthful manner.
  • Integrity – We shall maintain responsible personal and professional behavior in all aspects of our life.
  • Compassion – We shall always present ourselves with a kind and caring nature. We shall show kindness, empathy and respect to all citizens we may come in contact with.
  • Respect – We shall acknowledge the beliefs,  feelings and interests of all citizens with a non-judgmental, understanding, tolerant, and kind attitude.
  • Dignity – We shall assist our citizens in preserving their personal, moral and religious beliefs and feeling while treating them in a discreet and compassionate manner.
  • Commitment to Excellence – We shall maintain the highest medical, ethical, personal and professional standards to ensure the appropriate quality of care is always rendered to the citizens in need.
  • Professionalism – We shall present ourselves in a manner that is consistent with the beliefs, standards and rules of the EMS and local Community.
  • Accountability – We shall be accountable to ensuring EMS care is delivered to the absolute highest standards at all times in a kind, compassionate and appropriate manner.
  • Passion for Improvement - We shall support Life Long Learning along with continued professional and personal growth.
  • Community – We shall strive to improve the standards of living for all citizens by ensuring quality pre-hospital care is available and bring educational opportunities pertaining to emergency health and safety to our citizens of all ages.


As the Medical Director of Austin County EMS I am proud of the hard work that has gone into making our service one of the best in its class. We believe that the residents of this county can expect excellence in the following areas:

  1. Training
  2. Equipment
  3. Medical protocols
  4. Professionalism
  5. Clinical practice

We have an ongoing continuing educational program that brings the most current thinking in pre-hospital care to the training that our paramedics receive. This training, coupled with a supportive County Judge and Commissioner’s Court, allows ACEMS to procure state of the art equipment. Our units contain a broad range of equipment that in many instances is more advanced than emergency medical services that are larger in terms of manpower and budget.

The protocols that we utilize may be comprehensive but they are to act as guidelines for the paramedics. We recognize that experience and critical thinking at the scene make for the best patient care. On-line Medical Control is always available when further support is deemed necessary.

Every patient that is treated by our service can expect to receive the finest pre-hospital care available. Our motto is to always seek ways to improve the emergency medical care for the residents of Austin County. I am proud to serve with the dedicated professionals of this service.

Mark Murray M.D. Medical Director
Mark Murray M.D.
Medical Director

Austin County EMS is dedicated to outstanding service
in the communities we serve...

Shattered Dreams
Student Demonstrations

Community Education
CPR / First Aid
EMS Classes

Life Flight Life Flight

The ACEMS Team
Teamwork is the key to providing "outstanding service" to our communities.