“Excellence Through Care”
As a team, provide the highest quality pre-hospital medical care, treatment and transport for the residents, visitors, business and industry workforce of Berkeley County, South Carolina.
Our vision is to be role models within our community by displaying professionalism and integrity, while providing extraordinary care and service to our customers and community. We strive to be the organization that sets the standard in EMS by continuously improving our service through innovation and technology. Our goal is to be the employer of choice for EMS professionals.
Our Guiding Principles
Clinical Excellence: Provide our team with the best education, equipment and medical direction to provide the highest level of compassionate care most desired by our patients.
Safety: Safety of our team and those we serve is of highest priority so unreasonable risks are never taken.
Fiduciary Responsibility: We accept our obligation to use funding in a cost-effective manner and be held accountable for the use of those funds.
Integrity and Honesty: Integrity and honesty provided in all aspects of our operations ensures that the community and our patients may rely upon us for the highest level of service as promised.
Community Focused: Berkeley County EMS works in partnership with emergency medical systems, hospitals, other EMS agencies, law enforcement and fire department officials, solely for the benefit of the patients we serve. We believe and promote a unified community response for all emergency services to provide the best service possible at all times.
It is of great importance to each employee in the Berkeley County EMS system that we emulate pride and professionalism when dealing with patients, coworkers and the general public.
BCEMS provides rapid 24 hour services to meet varying emergent needs of those experiencing an emergency. Our staff consist of nearly 70 highly trained medical providers, and support staff, responding to nearly 17,000 calls each year. Our medical professionals are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Rest assured that as our county continues to grow, so will our service to meet the calls for service. Our commitment to each individual is that we will provide you the best care, in the most efficient and timely manner possible.
Suburban and rural residents can confidently rely on Berkeley County Emergency Medical Services.
We believe completely in our motto, Excellence Through Care.
- 20,000 annual calls for service
- 14 Medic Units
- 4 Rescue Squad
- 1 Natural Disaster Response Vehicle
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, January 20, 2022) – All Berkeley County Government Offices, the Courthouse, the County Landfill and all County Convenience Centers will be closing at 3 p.m. on Friday, January…
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, December 1, 2021) – Berkeley County Emergency Medical Services recently obtained a certification from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to serve as an…
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, September 23, 2021) – As part of The Charleston Battery’s special Hometown Heroes Night on Wednesday, September 22 at Patriots Point, more than a dozen first responders from…
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, September 22, 2021) – Michael Shirey has been named the new Chief of Berkeley County Emergency Medical Services. Shirey’s first official day in the new position was Monday,…
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, September 14, 2021) – For the third consecutive year, Berkeley County EMS achieved the Mission LifeLine® Gold Plus Award, which the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Recognition…