Emergency Medical Services
Duplin County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is responsible for providing emergency medical treatment and transport throughout Duplin County. The EMS system is made up of Duplin County EMS, providing Paramedic level emergency response and transport. 2 volunteer agencies, Pleasant Grove and Chinquapin EMS, provide AEMT level coverage for second calls in their district, and several fire departments that provide medical responder coverage.
Duplin County EMS’s system operates under the medical direction of Dr. Jonathan H. Kornegay, who is board certified pediatrician and hospitalist at Vidant Duplin Hospital. Dr. Kornegay follows in his father footsteps, Dr. Hervey Kornegay Sr, who is the first medical director for DCEMS and is currently the Medical Director Emeritous.
Duplin County EMS currently operates 8 paramedic level ambulance placed throughout the county, along with one supervisor QRV, and 3 administrative staff, with a staff of 65 full time employees. Duplin County EMS covers over 840 square miles and over 60,000 full time residents that reside in the county. We also cover 30 miles of interstate 40. Duplin County primarily transports to Vidant Duplin Hospital. Duplin County EMS was dispatched to over 9,000 calls in 2018.