Will Improve Response Times During High Call Volumes
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Tuesday, January 24, 2023) – Berkeley County Emergency Medical Services rolled out a new Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) to better serve the Daniel Island Community. This vehicle was placed into service on Sunday, January 22, 2023, and will ensure improved response times on the island during high call volumes.
“Public safety, specifically EMS, is one of our highest priorities; and I am thrilled with the additional resources this unit will give our area. It will ultimately improve response times on Daniel Island, which will save lives.” -Josh Whitley, Berkeley County Councilman
The Quick Response Vehicle is a Chevy Tahoe that is staffed 24/7 with a paramedic and equipped with the most advanced medical equipment used in a standard ambulance.
“Berkeley County is committed to all aspects of public safety including offering outstanding emergency medical services. In a time where staffing is especially challenging, we are excited to deploy the quick response vehicle to better serve and protect Daniel Island and the surrounding region. County Council remains committed to providing our TEAM at Berkeley County EMS with everything they need to continue to offer high-level patient care to all we serve.” -Johnny Cribb, Berkeley County Supervisor
EMS officials, along with County leadership, determined the need for the Daniel Island QRV due to the island community’s geography and population.
“The Daniel Island QRV will allow for increased availability, reduced response times and improved care. The return on this investment by County Council will be lives saved. Further, the implementation of this QRV demonstrates exemplary service in EMS leadership and the continued commitment of Berkeley County Government to the provision of quality, critical services for its growing population of residents.” -Ashley Powell, Berkeley County Deputy Supervisor