College of Charleston EMS wins national award

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

College of Charleston EMS was recently named the “2013-2014 Collegiate EMS System of the Year” by the National Collegiate EMS Foundation. The award was given during the foundation's annual convention in Boston.

College of Charleston EMS has also received the “Striving for Excellence Award” for the second time. College of Charleston EMS previously received the “Striving for Excellence Award” in 2011.

College of Charleston EMS was established in 1995 when a group of students decided to create a First Responder Unit to respond to medical emergencies on campus. College of Charleston EMS is made up of College of Charleston students who volunteer their time to respond to medical emergencies on campus and assist other agencies when requested. EMS currently has a roster of 23 students who are trained in Basic EMT, Intermediate EMT and Paramedic levels.

College of Charleston Fire and EMS is a SCDHEC-licensed EMS and ambulance transport provider.

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