Medshore strives to be more than just a EMS provider, but a partner to the community in promoting public safety and health.
Our philosophy of giving back is evident in every aspect of our company. Medshore will not only be a business in the community, but is a part of the community. Our involvement in the community is more than just providing emergency medical services, it is part of our everyday life.
Some examples of our community service programs are:
The Explorer Program is conducted in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America and is designed for individuals age 14 to 21. Medshore’s explorer program is one of the most successful in South Carolina, boasting the second largest post with approximately 60 explorers.
Explorers participate in special event coverage, special duty assignments and ride with actual paramedic crews on the ambulance during the crew’s normal shift. The program allows participants real world experience to determine career paths and gain valuable emergency medical experience while in school.
For adults who may be interested in joining the emergency medical services field, we offer a reserve program where reservists participate in special event coverage, special duty assignments and ride with actual paramedic crews on the ambulance during the crew’s normal shift. The program allows participants to experience the life of a paramedics and EMT to help shape career goals.
Medshore developed the Andy the Ambulance program for elementary school children, which involves a miniature robotic ambulance. Through this educational concept, Medshore has educated countless children in safety and how to access the EMS system. Programs like this and vehicle tours are important to train children how to react in an emergency and to increase the comfort level with emergency medical services in the unfortunate case that a child requires an ambulance.
This program is requested for schools, parades, and carnivals throughout the year.
Medshore is a proud member of Safe Kids Coalition. Through this program, Medshore employees have been certified as Child Car Seat Safety Inspectors by completing a 40-hour Child Car Seat Safety Check program under sponsorship of Medshore. Medshore’s personnel conduct several free car seat safety check events each year for the community.
Medshore participates in the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program, which seeks to saves lives by closing the gaps that separate STEMI heart attack patients from timely access to appropriate treatments. Medshore has received the Gold-Plus Award, the highest award given by the AHA for STEMI response.
Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.
Quick action by EMS agencies and coordination with receiving hospital emergency department is critical to positive outcomes. Mission: Lifeline’s EMS program recognizes emergency medical services for their efforts in improving systems of care and improving the quality of life for these patients.
Medshore will provide speakers or demonstrations for any civic and professionals organizations, schools, churches and/or other entities that request such services. Our speakers are experienced and have a background in EMS education and public speaking.
Our speakers are requested for high school and college career days, civic organizations and churches, local school visits and touch-a-truck events, mock DUI accidents and more, as well as lead guided tours of our Medshore facilities.
To request a public speaker or training program for your group or organization, call (843) 957-8633 .
Medshore also provides training programs that Medshore is authorized to instruct for any public safety agencies, citizens, industries, etc. in the communities we serve, including: