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South Carolina EMS Association

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MISSION: Improving EMS through Advocacy, Collaboration, and Education.

VISION: The SCEMSA’s vision is to increase the numbers of EMS professionals in the State, and to subsequently increase the number of those EMS professionals joining the association.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES: Support and provide quality healthcare, educate communities of the necessity of EMS, and acquiring grants.

The South Carolina EMS Association (SCEMSA) is a nonprofit organization committed to creating a unified voice for EMS providers across all sectors in the state of South Carolina. Our mission is to advance EMS through advocacy, collaboration, and education. No matter what sector of EMS you work in, we will work for you and your colleagues to foster a safe and successful environment in which every provider can thrive.

In the last few years, specific subcommittees have been formed to address issues with workforce sustainability, shortages in certified EMS providers at all levels, health and safety of our EMS providers (to include PTSD and emotional trauma), education and access to EMS education systems, and more. Your SCEMSA subcommittees are actively engaging with other stakeholders to publish data and reports to help guide our legislative efforts and help us work with our State EMS Office to enact meaningful change and improve upon our statewide EMS systems.

As the SCEMSA continues to improve, in 2020, we transitioned to a more modern website hosting platform that will prove to be more user-friendly and intuitive. You will discover an interface that allows members to

  • update your own profile;
  • easily renew your membership online;
  • view members only pages;
  • manage privacy and email settings;
  • and more.

We will offer exclusive members-only content and push out information and resources keeping us better connected to our members across the state.

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to show you what the SCEMSA is all about and show you the value of your involvement. There are unique opportunities available to serve on all of our subcommittees; membership opportunities; and advocacy activities.


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What are some recent achievements of the South Carolina EMS Association?

  • Membership has increased almost 300 percent in recent years.
  • It is the first EMS association in the nation to offer dual membership with the National Association of Emergency Technicians.
  • The first EMS association in the nation to purchase the Soft Edge Legislative software in order to better access and contact the General Assembly and Federal legislators.
  • Hosted several workshops, including hosting NAEMT President Matt Zavadsky to discuss ET3.
  • Hosted the second annual Legislative Breakfast at the South Carolina Statehouse in March 2019, which was attended by over 100 of the General Assembly members and staff along with Lt. Governor.


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PO Box 360
Winnsboro, SC 29180

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