EMS Partners

Clear Lake EMS celebrates 50 years of saving lives

Clear Lake Emergency Medical Services (CLEMS), a non-profit organization, started as a volunteer service covering the Clear Lake area almost 50 years ago.

“We believe your EMS should always be a partner so much that we changed our motto to ‘CLEMS is your community partner,’” Chief Roy Hunter said.

In 2020, Clear Lake EMS shifted to an inter-facility transfer service among local hospitals. It specializes in critical care inter-facility transfers.

The organization has 36 staff personnel and five emergency trucks with a sixth truck joining the fleet this spring, Hunter said.

“We cover everything from South Houston to Galveston,” Chief Roy Hunter said.

The organization also offers EMS training. In 2021, the organization opened its training center and EMS Academy in League City. The organization offers card certification courses including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) and more.

Scholarships are available to underserved people in the community who are interested in a health care career, Hunter said. Clear Lake EMS also offers First Aid and other basic classes as part of its community outreach. For information, go to www.clemc.us or call (832) 415-7892. 

Volunteers in the Seabrook Fire Department founded the organization in 1972. At that time, the organization provided only two 911 response vehicles.