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.

Mission Statement

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Our Motto

“Excellence Through Care”

Our Mission

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


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.

Department Functions

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.

Stats

  • 20,000 annual calls for service
  • 14 Medic Units
  • 4 Rescue Squad
  • 1 Natural Disaster Response Vehicle

Latest News

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Supervisor Cribb Issues Statement Responding to Governor McMaster’s Order

Supervisor Cribb Issues Statement Responding to Governor McMaster’s Order

hmoldenhauerApril 1, 20202 min read

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Wednesday, April 1, 2020) – Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb is urging citizens to follow the Governor’s orders and encouraging people to stay home if possible. Supervisor Cribb issued the…

Berkeley County COVID-19 Update #6

Berkeley County COVID-19 Update #6

hmoldenhauerMarch 23, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, March 23, 2020) — Berkeley County continues to adjust operations in response to COVID-19. Berkeley County is restricting public access into County buildings and facilities and will continue offering…

Berkeley County COVID-19 Update #3

Berkeley County COVID-19 Update #3

hmoldenhauerMarch 16, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, March 16)- Berkeley County leadership has met with county directors and elected officials throughout the day to develop a plan for County operations in response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).…

EMS Training Chief Receives Prestigious State Award

EMS Training Chief Receives Prestigious State Award

Jenna Ley JamisonMarch 11, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Wednesday, March 11, 2020) — Berkeley County EMS Training Chief Joshua Hemmelman is the recipient of this year’s Jack Niles Award for South Carolina EMS Educator of the Year. Hemmelman…

Berkeley County Prepares for COVID-19 Update #1

Berkeley County Prepares for COVID-19 Update #1

Jenna Ley JamisonMarch 9, 2020

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, March 9, 2020) — Berkeley County Emergency Management officials are proactively preparing for cases of the coronavirus, officially called novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of Monday, March 9,…

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