Emergency Medical Services
Medical care and transport services within the Town of Seabrook Island are provided by the Charleston County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department.
Charleston County EMS was established by Charleston County Council in 1973, and was the first countywide EMS service in the State of South Carolina.
Charleston County EMS provides lifesaving medical care and transportation service to hospital emergency departments for residents and visitors of Charleston County. Charleston County EMS also provides emergency medical support services in the field which require specialized training and equipment; supports to hazardous materials response teams and hazardous materials clean-up operations throughout the county; and assists local law enforcement agencies through the nationally recognized Special Weapons and Tactics Medic program. EMS services are provided countywide and cover a total geographic area of more than 1,100 square miles.
Charleston County EMS deploys ambulances, quick response vehicles and trained medical personnel from 13 stations throughout the county. These stations are strategically located to provide a timely response to emergencies. The closest EMS station to the Town of Seabrook Island is located at:
Each year, Charleston County EMS responds to more than 50,000 service calls with an average response time of approximately 8 minutes. The department has nearly 220 full-time equivalent employees and an annual budget of more than $17 million.
Charleston County EMS was recognized by EMS World Magazine as the National Paid EMS System of the Year in 2010. The department has also received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
Click here for more information about the town's agreement with AirMedCare for air medical transport services.