Emergency Medical Services

The Duncan Chapel Fire District is certified through the State of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) as an Intermediate Level First Response Agency. 

Goal:  To save lives, reduce suffering, and speed recovery from injury and illness by delivering fast, efficient first responder basic life support and supporting the advanced life support service of Greenville County in the delivery of pre-hospital care.

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The delivery of emergency medical services to the citizens of Duncan Chapel Fire District plays a major role in the operations of the District.  Currently, an average of 53% of our emergency response activity is emergency medical in nature.  Existing programs and opportunities that are provided include:

  • First Responder training for personnel who are not currently certified as First Responders or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s)
  • Refresher training for First Responders and EMT’s
  • EMS documentation training
  • Low cost CPR, AED, and First Responder training made accessible for members of the community through some of our employees

Emergency Medical Service (First Responder) Objectives:

  • Maintain existing level of EMS service delivery by training more EMT’s
  • Anticipate technological improvements and upgrades in procedural skills and the purchase of new equipment
  • Anticipate and prepare for an increase in emergency medical incidents associated with a growing community, a growing university campus, and a growing aging population.
  • Enhance the District’s working relationship with Greenville County EMS.

 

Greenville County EMS                                                              Medic 6

Greenville County EMS through contractual arrangement is sharing space in the Duncan Chapel Fire District station as a Medic Unit Posting Station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Duncan Chapel Fire Station is a key posting location for Greenville County EMS ALS units in the northern part of the county.  When an ambulance (ALS Medic Unit) is dispatched to a call from this location (based on system status) a replacement unit is sent to backfill as immediately as possible.

Press here to link to the Greenville County EMS Web-Site.