Beaufort County Emergency Medical

Hurricane Season

Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th.   Know your zone.  Prepare your home.  Know your evacuation route.  Click on S.C. Hurricane Guide to learn more.

For up to date information regarding tropical storms and their forecasted path, please choose from any of the below listed resources.  Rely on your local weather stations and the National Weather Service for up to date information.

National Hurricane Center

Fox 28

WJCL Weather

WSAV Weather

WTOC Weather

Emergency Medical Services

Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides high-quality, emergent patient care for citizens and visitors of Beaufort County.  Our ambulances provide transport to local hospitals, to include Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Coastal Carolina Hospital, Hilton Head Hospital, and Savannah Memorial Hospital.  

Our employees receive advanced training and maintain certifications with the National Registry Certification as either an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) or Paramedic.  Our EMTs, AEMTs and Paramedics provide immediate medical care for conditions including but not limited to physical trauma, cardiac irregularities, respiratory distress, allergy/anaphylaxis reactions, seizure, and drug overdose reversal.  We are equipped and trained to treat pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

 

 

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Beaufort County EMS also performs several ancillary missions, which include:

  • Tactical medical support as imbedded members of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team,
  • Medical support for large events through deployment of specially trained Emergency Bike Teams, and
  • Direct support to local disaster recovery and catastrophic events as members of the Low Country Regional Medical Assistance Team (RMAT).

Our ambulances also employ state-of-the-art medical equipment on which our staff receives frequent training in our aggressive in-house monthly training sessions which are mandatory. This equipment includes the Physio Control Lifepak 15, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), the LUCAS Chest Compression System, Air-Traq Video Laryngoscope, and Handtevy Pediatric Emergency Standards, among others.

Check us out on any of the following social media accounts:

                    Facebook (@beaufortcountyscems)

                    Twitter (@BeaufortSC_EMS)

                    Instagram (beaufortcountysc_ems)

 

EMS is a Department of Beaufort County Government

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Last updated June 20, 2022.

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