There are paramedic training programs all over the state of South Carolina which specialize in teaching how to treat injuries or other medical emergencies for transport and stabilization to more central care centers. These training courses are regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, which is also in charge of all emergency medical technicians and paramedics. EMTs and Paramedics across the state are comprised of a number of paid and volunteer positions.
There are three levels of emergency medical technician / paramedic in South Carolina. In order to become a full paramedic, one must have already been approved as an EMT B (basic) or EMT I. This requires being at least eighteen years of age, a high school diploma or GED, and passage of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam (NREMT) along with having a CPR certification. Lastly, applicants must also pass an approved and state licensed training course.
For more information, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services can be found at:
SC DHEC, Division of EMS and Trauma
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
1777 St. Julian Place, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29204