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Statement From The Director:

Clay Catoe,

I would like to welcome you to the Lancaster County Website. Lancaster County EMS takes pride in providing professional service to Lancaster County and its visitors. Lancaster County EMS strives to be on the cutting edge of Emergency Health Care. Our Medics undergo a battery of National, State and County continuing educational programs to maintain the highest level of skills. To supplement those trainings , we regularly send medics to state competitions to increase teamwork and networking within our state. Lancaster County EMS is comprised of 60 fulltime staff, 26 part-time and 5 auxiliary members. Twenty Five Medics are crossed trained in High Angle/Low Angle Rescue, Search and Rescue, Swift Water Rescue and make up the Lancaster County EMS STAR Team which can be deployed for these specialized rescues. Our website only provides a small amount of info on our service. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.

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LANCASTER_EMS_LOGO200Lancaster County EMS cover 79,000 residents in 540 square miles located just south of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County NC.  LCEMS provides Advanced Life Support care 24/7, including aggressive care of potential heart attacks, Rapid Sequence Intubation, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Code ICE.

Lancaster County EMS was founded in 1967 as one of the first non-funeral home EMS Systems in South Carolina.  The first EMT class in South Carolina was held in Lancaster County in 1971.  Ken Vick, certification # 00005, is retired from LCEMS.  We also had one of the first AED programs in the state in 1985.  In 1997, LCEMS had the first pre-hospital RSI programs in SC, NC or Georgia. Lancaster County EMS has won many state and regional awards, including ALS System of the Year, Paramedic and Intermediate EMT of the Year, and Director of the Year.  LCEMS has had a team in the SC Paramedic competition finals 9 times.

Lancaster County EMS responds to more than 12,500 calls for service each year.

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Lancaster EMS Staff

Clay Catoe, Director
Direct Line 803-283-4134 Email Clay

Len Robinson, Operation Manager
Direct Line 803-416-9902 Email Len

Stacy Chapman, Compliance Manager
Direct Line 803-416-9903 Email Stacy

Greg Brasington, Special Operations Coordinator / First Responder
Direct Line 803-416-9907 Email Greg

Sherri H. Brady, Training Coordinator
Direct Line 803-416-9910 Email Sherri

EMS Crew Supervisor
Direct Line 803-416-9900 Email Supervisor

Amy Baker, Office Manager
Direct Line 803-416-9914 Email Amy

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