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.
Mission: To provide emergency responses, provide pre-hospital care and treatment to those individuals who become sick or injured.
Type Of Service: Darlington County EMS is a licensed Advance Life Support Services, our primary mission is responding to 911 and other emergency within Darlington County.
Ambulance Staffing: Ambulances are staffed with Paramedic, Basic or Advanced Level Emergency Medical Technicians. Each employee is trained and certified by the guidelines set by the EMS Division of South Carolina DHEC.
Darlington County Ambulance Commission: 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 (12)
- Basic and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (15)
Visit our office at 1625 Harry Byrd Highway, Darlington, SC 29532 or Contact our offices at Phone: 843-398-4450, Fax: 843-398-4447 or Email EMS