Marion County EMS is responsible for providing the highest level of prehospital care to the citizens and visitors of Marion County. MNCO EMS continues to improve the quality of care with increased capabilities and equipment. The department is a combination department with both full time and volunteer personnel. The department consist of 15 full time personnel working a rotating 24hr shift and over 30 volunteers staffing ambulances and first response units. There are 2 staffed Paramedic units one housed in Marion and one housed in Hillsboro. There are 2 BLS units with ALS capabilities, one in Peabody and one in Tampa. There is a shift supervisor Paramedic that assist across the county.