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  • 05/30/2023 2:18 PM | Anonymous

    The South Carolina EMS Association is seeking qualified educators to contribute their knowledge.

    • Are you an educator with a passion for sharing knowledge?
    • Would you like to earn a little extra cash for teaching on subjects you are passionate about?

    The South Carolina EMS Association is seeking qualified educators to contribute to their knowledge by recording lectures on various EMS Education topics.
    In our continued effort to increase access to quality education and in partnership with local philanthropy groups, the SCEMSA is seeking qualified EMS educators to record 12 to 20-minute lectures on a variety of EMS education topics. These educational lectures will later be used to aid in access to quality education for EMS students across our state. Those lectures chosen to be part of the electronic database will receive compensation ranging from $100 - $150 depending on quality and complexity of the topic.

    If you are interested, submit your information on our form here.

    Required information includes:  biography, photo, and your CV/resume along with your contact details.

    We will close the submission form once all topics have been assigned. The sooner you submit the better.

    If you have questions, please email Austin Mandeville, SCEMSA Education Coordinator.

  • 05/02/2023 12:42 PM | Anonymous

    SCEMSA Annual Golf Tournament
    July 21, 2023

    Join us for our annual golf tournament.  You can pay online or pay at the event, but register now to reserve your spot as a limited number of teams are available!

    Opening remarks by Senator Mike Gambrell followed by a 1:00 pm Shotgun start. Beverages will be supplied on course & Victory Party after with heavy hor d'oeuvres.
    Captain’s Choice
    Four-person teams

    Location: The Links at Stoney Point, 709 Swing About, Greenwood, SC  29649



  • 04/06/2023 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    EMS professionals, are you ready to take the next step in your career advancement? 

    Moving into Emergency Medicine management increasingly requires a four-year college degree alongside your skills and experience, and we understand that you are a busy EMS professional with a demanding schedule. That is why we are excited to introduce our fully-online Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administrationdesigned specifically for you by the South Carolina EMS Association and Columbia College!

    Our BHCA program is taught by industry professional educators who combine theory with practical, real-world experience. You will learn the ins and outs of healthcare administration, from community and public healthcare to regulatory and accreditation issues, from information technology to leadership and management ethics in healthcare. Trauma-Informed Care and Leadership are coming to the program soon, as well, as we adapt to the changing healthcare landscape.

    With courses that are only 7 weeks in length and 6 semesters each year, you can complete this degree on your own schedule, without ever having to come to campus. If you live in the area and want to take a class on campus, that is certainly an option (the HCA courses are online only). If you already have college credit, we will transfer as much of that credit as possible toward your degree completion.

    You will have a dedicated Academic Advisor with a background in EMS to help you navigate and customize your degree program. Plus, we offer a range of minors to choose from, including:  Business, Disaster Management, and Education, with more coming in the near future.

    Our program is led by Dr. Carl Moore, the Chair of Healthcare Administration, who has worked with Newberry County EMS and the Prosperity Rescue Squad since 2011, and is a Dive Medic and Captain of the Newberry County Public Safety Dive Team (Station 17).

    Next Steps

    • So, if you are ready to take the next step in your career and advance your knowledge in Healthcare Administration, do not wait! Email Dr. Moore at to schedule a conversation about what Columbia College can do for you and how we can map your educational journey.
    • If you are ready to sign up, submit your application today and let’s get the process started!
    Summer classes begin May 1 – time to get your paperwork in and processed if you start now.

    You have the clinical skills and experience. Now, add the Administration, Management, and Leadership skills. 

    Columbia College also offers a Masters in Healthcare Administration degree that is ranked nationally.

    Columbia College has provided a quality education to students for almost 170 years. As a private, nonprofit college, we offer over 40 degree programs including associate, bachelors, and masters degrees, many of which are ranked highly, both locally and nationally.

  • 02/24/2023 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    If you missed the webinar on the South Carolina Student Loan BOLD Program we have a recording that you can view here.

    This program is a fairly new program in SC. The BOLD loan program aims to partner with employers and students and create a loan product for the students that covers the allocated amount decided by the employer and based on the employers terms. Should the student violate those terms (fail the class, change employment, etc.) BOLD then assigns the loan to the student, so there is no loss from the employer. 

    Project BOLD connects students, educators, and employers. Partnering students with employers at the beginning of the educational path provides a direct line to employment, enhances recruitment and retention, and reduces loan debt to student borrowers.

    The BOLD Process

    • The student contacts SCSLC for eligibility information
    • Based on the employer's terms, the student signs an employer agreement
    • BOLD handles the loan process with the student and college
    • Employment begins after graduation
    • The employer pays annually based on the original agreement with our organization.

    Download the program flyer here for more details.

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact Destra Capers at

  • 10/17/2022 10:25 AM | Anonymous

    SCEMSA Publishes Report:
    One Voice.
    One EMS.
    One Amazing Story to tell.

    The SC EMS Association (SCEMSA) is proud to announce that we have published a new report about the South Carolina EMS Association.

    If you loved the magazine, you'll love this report too. Make sure to read both as they have different stories to tell!


    So much has been accomplished in the last few years that will help improve emergency medical services in South Carolina: improved state funding and status, new educational programs, the launch of a major workforce recruitment campaign, and a growing list of strategic partnerships.

    It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago, we were an all-volunteer organization with a limited budget. The state was fractured with several EMS specific associations acting independently of one another. Today, we stand as the singular voice for all aspects of EMS across our state from education to operations, and that voice is stronger than ever.

    The purpose of this report is twofold. First, we want to be transparent with our members and supporters about the association’s activities. Second, we want to say thank you. These achievements would not have been possible without the dedication of our volunteer leaders, the support of our state and federal policymakers, and collaborations with many like-minded partners – all working together to improve access to medical care for all the people of South Carolina.

    Report Features:

    • SCEMSA Snapshot
    • Educational Opportunities in 2022
    • A Unified Voice
    • Building the Workforce Pipeline
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Volunteer Leadership
    • A Statewide Resource and Network
    • Looking ahead, planning for 2023
    • and much more!

    Feel free to share this report with others who would benefit from learning more about SCEMSA.

    If you have any questions, reach out to SCEMSA Executive Director Henry Lewis.

  • 04/07/2022 5:15 PM | Anonymous

    Do you want a shirt, hoodie, hat, koozie or decal with the SCEMSA logo on it? Do you want to support SCEMSA by wearing our logo? 

    We now have an online store with a variety of items and color options to choose from that can be shipped directly to your door. 

    Visit our new online store here.

  • 09/30/2021 4:17 PM | Anonymous

    It is with great pleasure we announce the naming of the South Carolina EMS Foundation Grant in honor of Albert M. Futrell, Jr., who served as the initial State EMS Director for South Carolina.  Incidentally, he still holds the record for being the longest serving State Director in South Carolina.  Mr. Futrell has remained a strong force for a progressive and efficient EMS System. Mr. Futrell always had a knack for resolving difficult problems in a manner that brought great resolution.  He was always very personable and engaging. 

    He was instrumental in developing the EMS system in the early 1970’s.  Furthermore, he was also responsible for the development of the initial EMS Law & Regulations in addition to the current Grant-In-Aid programs being set up and funded.  Under his guidance the trauma program, data systems, quality assurance, emergency preparedness, ambulance run reports, training and compliance, ambulance licensure, grant programs and the four Regional EMS offices were realized. Mr. Futrell was actively involved in the now defunct National Association of State EMS Directors and stayed abreast of changes affecting the system.   

    Mr. Futrell has always been very passionate about EMS and remains actively involved in EMS even after retirement.  He currently serves on the Midlands EMS Board of Directors and is also a member of the EMS Association.  Moreover, he serves as chairman of the South Carolina EMS Foundation.  He is responsible for many of the successes that we realize today based on our EMS system being structured on a solid foundation from the early days. 

    In appreciation for all his contributions to our EMS system, it is our honor and privilege for our EMS Foundation Grant to be named the Albert M. Futrell, Jr. Scholarship Grant. 

    All information about the Albert Futrell Scholarship as well as the link for application can be found on the South Carolina EMS Foundation Website or visit

  • 01/09/2020 10:37 AM | Anonymous

    The South Carolina EMS Association is an inclusive, statewide association for all emergency medical services in the state of South Carolina. The SCEMSA is dedicated to the advocacy and improvement in the EMS industry through research, data analysis and education.

    What is the South Carolina EMS Association currently doing in South Carolina?

    • Bylaw revision: This was a huge step to making the membership more inclusive. The revision of the Board of Directors to include a cross section of all types of EMS within the state.
    • Merger of the SC Private Ambulance Providers back into the SCEMSA to create a unified voice for all of EMS with the state.
    • Merger of the SC Public Information and Education group under the umbrella of the SCEMSA
    • Ongoing negotiations about merging the Air Ambulance Association and the SC EMS Educators Association

    Learn more about SCEMSA here.


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