Florence County Emergency Medical Services is a department of Florence County government, authorized by the Florence County Council to provide emergency medical services to our county residents and visitors. We provide full Advanced Life Support on a 24 hour basis, operating seven ambulances and one quick responder station, spread out across the county. Our main efforts concentrate on the metropolitan areas of Florence and Lake City, and the towns of Pamplico, Johnsonville, and Olanta. The area ambulance provider rescue squads are backed up by FCEMS at all times as needed. All ambulances are staffed with at least one paramedic and EMT. Florence County EMS provides primary patient care, stabilization, and transport to the hospital. We do not provide routine transport or convalescent transport services. All calls are received from Central Dispatch through an Enhanced 911 system, utilizing priority dispatch.