McCormick County Emergency Services – EMS division covers a normal population of about 10,000 people and 360 square miles. During the summer time the population increases to approximately 30,000 people.
EMS in McCormick County was provided by an all-volunteer staff prior to 1993. In 1993, McCormick EMS began its transformation into a combination department of county government. Hiring paid personnel to respond to medical and traumatic emergencies became necessary as more stringent regulations were placed on response times.
Again, the department transformed in 2002 from an EMS agency into a multidiscipline emergency response organization of local government.
The EMS division provides basic and advanced care for medical and traumatic emergencies. Through an integrated system of first responders, EMS personnel, and local agencies, we provide aggressive prehospital medical treatment and transport to the citizens and visitors of McCormick County.
Our department understands the demands placed on small rural systems during times when call volume exceeds our resources. McCormick County participates and utilizes mutual aid agreements with our surrounding counties to help reduce wait times when our trucks are on other calls.