Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Wednesday night, 16-August,
County Council met in a special session to address our ambulance needs.
This meeting involved the Fire-Rescue Commission and Officials from
Colleton Medical Center. County Council was very supportive of the work
our agency is performing and has authorized the Fire-Rescue Commission to
purchase and staff an additional ALS ambulance. This endeavor will improve
services in the community and allow us to better assist the Hospital in
transferring critical, emergent patients to other hospitals. Based on call
volume data provided by the Hospital, we anticipate assisting Colleton
Medical Center with approximately 30 to 40 inter-hospital transports per
month. Our agency will not be involved in non-emergent or basic
transports. This ALS unit will be operated on a 24 hour basis and operated
from Station # 26 on Mount Carmel Road. It will decrease response times on
the northwestern areas of the county.
We anticipate the unit being
operational in approximately 30 to 45 days. In addition to providing
another ALS unit to respond to incidents, this medic unit will allow a
more rapid method of transferring patients to a higher level of care. We
are excited to be able to improve services to our citizens and thankful
for the support we have received. This is another opportunity to provide
increasingly better service for our community and patients.