Mauldin Fire implements Paramedic First Level Response

11/21/2016 Categories: Fire

The Mauldin City Fire Department has recently upgraded their medical response capability to include Paramedic level first response after inspection and approval by South Carolina DHEC EMS earlier this month.

A study was completed in collaboration with Greenville County EMS several months ago utilizing operational data from both the fire department and Greenville County EMS.  There is opportunity to optimize resource utilization, meet the medical priority needs, and improve response time to the most acutely ill patients that led to this effort. The overreaching objective in implementing such a program is it provides exceptional prehospital care and improves patient outcomes and quality of life for the citizens and visitors in the Mauldin area.  This program has the full support of Greenville County EMS and is coordinated with both Greenville Health System and Bon Secours Health System. 

This response program is operated from Mauldin’s Bethel Road station. This program will be evaluated in one year to evaluate overall patient outcomes and see if any adjustments are needed.

The cost of this upgrade in services was approved by Mauldin City Council with no tax increase to taxpayers in either the city or the county. The Mauldin Fire Department operates out of four stations that cover the City of Mauldin and the Mauldin Fire Service Area of Greenville County. 

For additional information, contact :

Bill Stewart, Fire Chief | 864.289.8925

Trey Eubanks, City Administrator | 864.289.8890