The ambulance service is the backbone of the Copenhagen EMS, both on an everyday basis as well as in major incidents.​​

The Capita​​l Regio​​n of Denmark’s ambulanc​es​

Are dispatched to patients who need emergency treatment or to bed-ridden patients who require surveillance and treatment during transport to hospital or between hospitals.

Assistance ​in transport of bed-ridden patients​​

When required, and if ambulances are available, the ambulance service also assist with the transport of bed-ridden patients who do not require treatment.


The region has contracts with two ambulance suppliers: Falck and Hovedstadens Beredskab.​​​

Emergency​​ response units:​​

The region’s ambulance service comprises 47 emergency response units, distributed as follows:

  • 25 ambulances with full 24-hour activity
  • 13 are 24-hour ambulances with an expected low activity
  • 9 are 24-hour ambulances with either day or evening activity for a 12-hour period.
  • There are an additional 13 reserve ambulances for use when others are out of service or when there is an exceptional demand.


12 of the ambulances are crewed by one paramedic and an ambulance assistant. The remaining ambulances are crewed by one emergency medical technician and an ambulance assistant.

Base locations

Ambulances are dispatched by the emergency operations center​ to tasks throughout the region. The individual emergency response units are located at bases that provide a reasonable geographic distribution, enabling rapid response times.​

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