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South Carolina EMS

Location: South Carolina
Members: 72
Latest Activity: May 12, 2013

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Welcome to the South Carolina EMS Provider group, please take a moment to sign in and introduce yourself to the group -- including what department/agency you are from -- on the Comment Wall below. Also feel free to start a discussion in the group forum below about topics that are important to South Carolina EMS providers!

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Basics and Intubation 20 Replies

Last reply by Mark Ray Mar 28, 2011.

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Comment by Barbara Leach on July 24, 2010 at 5:53pm
Hey all! I am currently living just south of Chicago and looks as though I will be relocating to Pawleys Island. Anyone from the area or familiar with Pawleys or Horry County? Would love to make a few friends here and get a feel for EMS down there. My parents live in Pawleys so it is a good choice for me. Thanks in advance! Barb
Comment by Ben Waller on May 17, 2010 at 7:48pm
Luke, look down a few posts and there's quite a list of potential employers in the South Carolina Low Country.
Comment by Luke Gale on May 17, 2010 at 2:06pm
Hello everybody, I am glad I found thid site! My name is Luke Gale. I have been a paramedic for the Chicago Fire dept, and Oakland Fire Dept. for 7 years. I am relocating to the Charleston area this fall for family reasons. Any suggestions on where i could get a good start continuing my medic carrer? I was thinking as a tech at MSCU to start then hopefully county service or fire. Thanks for any advice!
Comment by Bob Shick on May 17, 2010 at 9:33am
Does anybody know of any Critical Incident Stress De-Briefing teams in South Carolina? I am interested in trying to get one started in my county and would like some information on certification classes etc.
Comment by Michelle Quaranto on April 30, 2010 at 2:02pm
I work for Charleston County EMS. Let me know if you have any questions!!
Comment by David on January 3, 2010 at 8:40pm
I'd go with Charleston. Depends on whether you want modern equipment and lots of experience (also stuff to do when you're off). A medical school, lots of beaches and a great group of medics to work with. Very positive place!
Comment by Jared on December 2, 2009 at 2:00pm
Hi everyone, brief introduction; My name is Jared Starr and I am a Paramedic with American Heritage Ambulance (private) in Ladson.
Comment by Ben Waller on October 18, 2009 at 7:05am
John,

South of Horry County, these are your options...

Georgetown County - Fire/EMS
Berkeley County - 3rd Service
Charleston County - 3rd service
Dorchester County - 3rd service
Colleton County - Fire/EMS
Beaufort County - 3rd service
Burton Fire District - ALS engines
Bluffton Township Fire District - ALS engines
Hilton Head Island - Fire/EMS
Jasper County - Fire/EMS
Comment by V-fibber on October 18, 2009 at 6:39am
You could look further south......Charleston , Dorchester county. They are 3rd service government. I moved here from Boston 4 months ago and I havent looked back. Just need your National.
Comment by John Fekety on October 17, 2009 at 10:27pm
Hi to all of the friends I have not met in SC yet. I am a PA paramedic with 9 yrs experience as a medic and a total of 19 yrs in EMS as a 1st Responder and EMT-B. Like several other people here I am looking to relocate to a coastal area of SC. Nothing against those in the mountains, I grew up at the Jersey shore and miss sand in my shoes. I have read the other posts with comments about different departments and I will be following up on those leads. I did apply to Horry County after meeting a FF/medic on a recent vacation. He said although Horry County requires everyone to be cross trained most of the young guys want the glory (?) and excitement on the fire side so I should be able to get as much time on an ambulance as I want. does anyone know of any other fire departments that would let me spend my time on the ambulance rather than requiring rotation on the fire apparatus. I love those people on that side of emergency services, it's just not my thing. Blood, guts, broken bones & holding little old ladies hands are what I live for.
 

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