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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Special Event Medical Coverage Request

New Orleans EMS provides Professional Medical Coverage for a wide range of special events in New Orleans, including festivals, parades, holiday celebrations and more.

Service Requests

Click here to request EMS services at a special event. All requests must be made at least three weeks prior to the event

Service Pricing

In addition to the rates listed below for each service, an additional hour will be included for crew setup prior to the event (30 minutes) and crew breakdown/clean-up (30 minutes).

Additional notes:

  • An EMS supervisor is required when four or more EMS units are needed. The supervisor rate is $75/hour.
  • All fees are governed by City of New Orleans ordinances. All ambulances services licensed to operate in Orleans Parish must also comply with City ordinances regarding special event coverage pricing.
  • The individual patient will be billed for any treatment and/or transport rendered by EMS.
  • A disaster plan for the event must be filed with The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security 72 hours prior to the event. New Orleans EMS will provide this service for all events that we are handling.

Click here to download a PDF of the EMS Offerings & Prices for Special Events

Service Options

EMS offers a range of services, perfect for all kinds and scales of events. All services include Advance Life Support (ALS) equipment with at least one paramedic.

Click arrows on the right of each service type to read more about the services and pricing.


Ambulance Crew

An ambulance crew consists of:

  • One Paramedic
  • One EMT

The ambulance is stocked with Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) medications and equipment. The ambulance is prepared to take care of all medical and traumatic emergencies.

Ambulance Crew Prices

  • $150.00 per hour with a 4 hour minimum.
  • Additional crew member(s), if needed, $75/hour.
  • More than three units require an EMS Supervisor to be present on the detail.
  • Supervisor rate is $75.00/hour with a four hour minimum.

Bike Team

The New Orleans EMS Bike Team works well for densely populated outdoor festivals where traditional response vehicles would have difficulty gaining access to sick or injured revelers. All NOEMS Bike Team members are:

  • Certified by The International Police and Medic Mountain Bike Association (IPIMBA).
  • Equipped to handle any medical or traumatic emergency until an ambulance arrives.
  • Carry advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) medications and tools found on an ambulance including a cardiac monitor/defibrillator.

NOEMS bike teams carry the same equipment found in an ambulance just a condensed size and smaller quantity. Bike teams are useful in maneuvering through large crowds

The bike team consists of:

  • At least one paramedic
  • An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic. 

Bike Crew Prices

  • $100.00/hour per bike team with a four hour minimum.
  • Over three teams require an EMS Supervisor to be present on the detail.
  • Supervisor rate is $75.00/hour with a four hour minimum.

Sprint Car

A sprint car consists of:

  • One Paramedic

The sprint car is stocked with the same Advanced Cardiac Life Support medications and equipment an ambulance. This vehicle does not have transport capability.


Sprint Car Price List

  • 75.00/hour - sprint car with one paramedic.
  • $100.00/hour - sprint car with two medics.

Miniature All-Terrain Ambulance

The all-terrain ambulance is used to extract injured or sick patrons from areas inaccessible to standard ambulances. This specialty vehicle then takes the patient to a first-aid station or awaiting ambulance while providing care. 

The all-terrain ambulance is stocked with all of the same equipment as traditional ambulances and is prepared to take care of all medical and traumatic emergencies.

This crew consists of:

  • One Paramedic
  • One EMT-basic

Miniature All-Terrain Ambulance Price List

  • $100.00/hour with a four hour minimum.


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Last updated: 11/14/2014 9:40:47 AM

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