Darlington County Emergency Medical Services
Kindness is a language the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.
~Mark Twain~Darlington County Emergency Medical Services was established in May of 1975. Two ambulances were purchased and delivered in June of 1975. The first year's Operational Budget of $60,000.00 primarily with Federal Revenue Sharing Funds. Two bases were established, one in Darlington and the other in the Hartsville Area. Before the establishment of EMS one private ambulance service and five volunteer rescue squads handled emergency calls.
To provide emergency responses, provide pre-hospital care and treatment to those individuals who become sick or injured.
Each ambulance is staffed with a Paramedic and a Basic or Intermediate Level Emergency Medical Technician. Each employee is trained and certified by the guidelines set by the EMS Division of South Carolina DHEC.
Darlington County EMS has a Board of eight Commissioners appointed by the Darlington County Council. The ambulance Commission is tasked by County Ordinance to assist with developing and implementing operations policies and procedures. Commissioner's duties also include recommending monetary rates for service fees, grant franchise contracts for non-emergency/ convalescent ambulance providers. The Ambulance Commission meet bi-monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 6;00 PM at Darlington Base.
- Michelle Moore - Darlington County EMS Director
- Ashlyn Hodge - Billing Office Manager
- Paramedic Supervisors (3)
- Paramedics (15)
- Intermediate Emergency Medical Technicians (12)
- Basic EMT (1)