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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, March 22, 2024) – Berkeley County Emergency Medical Services was honored as this year’s first responder agency recipient of a $5,000 donation from the 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston, SC race. Race officials presented the check to Berkeley County EMS on Friday, March 22, 2024, at EMS headquarters in Moncks Corner.

Berkeley County EMS will utilize this money to help continue funding community services and emergency care throughout the County.

”We are pleased to have been the beneficiary from the 9/11 Heroes Run this year. Our community outreach team took on a challenge to teach as many people as possible “Hands Only” CPR.  Our Outreach Team leader, Grace Munford, and her team met that challenge head on and taught over 800 people how to perform CPR compressions. The funds we received today will be used to continue those efforts and preparing our communities for medical emergencies with the hope that better prepared communities will lead to better outcomes.”

-Chief Michael Shirey, Berkeley County EMS

Each year, the 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston, SC hosts a 5K run/walk on Daniel Island. The initiative, part of the Travis Manion Foundation, is meant to honor first responders and military services members as well as remember the lives lost on 9/11 and in the years since the tragedy. 

“We’re just absolutely thrilled we can partner with Berkeley County EMS. They’re doing great things in the community. We look forward to being able to support that. They’ve been a great supporter of the run from providing medical support for our runs to now being a beneficiary. We look forward to continuing working with them.” -Travis Dodd, Director, 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston, SC

“This was an easy decision for our team, driven by our gratitude. Berkeley County EMS is our local agency. They are the primary agency where our race is, and where I live and work. Additionally, I’ve been a paramedic and a first responder for years, and now I work in the medical field. This initiative is something truly personal to me and what better way to help honor the fallen, than multiplying the effects I can have by giving back through this donation.” -Dan Caskie, Former Director, 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston, SC


– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

Pictured (L to R): Chief Michael Shirey, Berkeley County EMS; Grace Munford, Advanced EMT, Berkeley County EMS; Dan Caskie, Former Director, 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston, SC; Travis Dodd, Director, 9/11 Heroes Run – Charleston, SC

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