South Carolina EMS Association



SCEMSA members have access to a variety of benefits. Whether you’re an individual, agency, associate, regional, transporting, non-transporting, vendor or educational institution member, there is a little something for everyone. View our benefits here.

Membership Levels

This association has five different membership levels, including: DHEC Licensed Ambulance Services, DHEC Licensed Non-Transporting Services, EMS Educational Institutions, Associate, Individual, and Honorary Lifetime Memberships.

Service Memberships: shall include DHEC Licensed Ambulance Services (Ground and/or Air) and DHEC Licensed Non-Transporting Services. A Service membership incorporates all EMT’s in that service as a member of the Association. Membership shall close when the person no longer holds such a position with said service. Service definitions are as follows:

  1. Licensed Transporting Service: EMS Service holding a valid DHEC license to operate a transporting ambulance service in the State of South Carolina.
  2. Licensed Non Transporting Service: EMS First Response Service holding a valid DHEC license to operate in the State of South Carolina.

EMS Educational Institutions: are DHEC approved Regional EMS Offices, Technical Colleges or Vocational Schools that train EMS responders and are accredited as required by SC DHEC EMS.

Associate members: Companies, Firms, Vendors, and/or other agencies (that do not fall within the definition of section 2 or 3) who are interested in supporting the aims and purposes of this association. Associate shall pay an annual membership fee as set by the Board of Directors. Associate Members are not a voting members. Associate members are entitled to all other rights of the Association. Associate members may be appointed to committees.

Individual members: are persons engaged in any emergency medical service in South Carolina as an employee or volunteer of a service with Active individual membership. An individual member may be a paramedic, emergency medical technician, physician or other allied health professional Individual members are non-voting members, and may be appointed to committees. An individual membership also includes a membership with the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT).

Honorary Lifetime: The Executive Committee may grant honorary lifetime memberships to a member who has been active in the Association, who has retired, or resigned from their position that made them eligible for membership in the Association. Consideration for this type of membership follows a nomination from an association member. Membership includes voting privileges.

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