Community Initiatives 

St. Matthews EMS is a dedicated partner to the residents of the Fire District and their health. In an effort to better the lives and health of its citizens, St. Matthews Fire and EMS works to provide numerous programs in the surrounding community to ensure involvement on a local level with the people we serve.  

Through the Community Initiatives Division, St. Matthews Fire and EMS raises awareness and educates the public to target and prevent public health issues in the district and the surrounding area. St. Matthews Fire and EMS is committed to ensuring the safety of the District’s children, teens, adults and elderly. To best serve all of our residents, St. Matthews Fire and EMS hosts multiple programs throughout the city.

Blood Pressure Screening

Any of our Ambulances or Fire Apparatus can check your blood pressure.  We offer free screenings at public education events we attend and can check you pressure at one of our fire stations as well.  Call or come visit us at either of our two locations.

CPR Certification Courses

St. Matthews FIre and EMS coordinates with our CPR instructors to offer courses to both businesses and community groups.  We are happy to work with your organization to design a course that meets your needs. For more information or to schedule a course please call 502-893-7825.

You can also learn CPR through Louisville Metro Government here 

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File of Life Program

Look for the File of Life at St. Matthews EMS community event tables. The magnetic cards ensure EMTs and Paramedics have your latest medical information, if you ever require emergency medical services.

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Mayor Announces New AED Location Mapping System & Launches AED Registration Drive

Mayor Fischer is encouraging the registration of all AEDsEMA/MetroSafe has partnered with Louisville Metro EMS and other community groups to reach owners and managers of office buildings, restaurants, malls, gyms, recreational venues, churches and other locations where AEDs may be available.

Register Your AED TODAY!

Go to to register your AEDs at no cost.