Charleston County EMS

4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite B309 Charleston, South Carolina 29405
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The Charleston County Emergency Medical Service Department (CCEMS) provides medical care and transportation to hospital emergency departments for citizens and visitors to Charleston County. CCEMS also provides field emergency medical support services which require specialized training and equipment; support to hazardous materials response teams and hazardous materials clean-up operations throughout the county and assistance to area law enforcement agencies through the nationally recognized Special Weapons and Tactics Medic program.


  • Provide emergency lifesaving care to people who are seriously ill or injured
  • Transport patients to local hospital emergency departments
  • Operate ambulances and Quick Response Vehicles to support these services
  • Provide a variety of educational programs to the public on many safety issues


In 1973, a group of concerned citizens, local physicians and members of Charleston County Government, created EMS. Prior to this time, emergency medical care was provided by two private ambulance services and some police "crash wagons." One of the first countywide emergency medical service systems in the state, Charleston County EMS provides access to advanced levels of emergency medical care regardless of the emergency's location or the patient's ability to pay.


Charleston County offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including:

  • Health, Life, and Dental Insurance
  • Optional Life and Disability Insurance
  • Optional Medical and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • Twelve (12) recognized Holidays
  • South Carolina Retirement System (SCRS) State Retirement Plan
  • Police Officers Retirement System (PORS - as applicable)
  • Optional Deferred Compensation Program
  • Longevity Pay Increases
  • Optional Federal Credit Union Membership
  • Leadership, Professional and Skill Development Training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program

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4045 Bridge View Drive, Suite B309
Charleston South Carolina 29405
United States

  • Office Phone 843-202-6700
  • Office Fax 843-202-6712
  • Career Contact Greig Samuelson

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