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Charleston County hires new director of Emergency Medical Services

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston County officials have announced a new EMS director

Sumter native, David Abrams, is the new director effective March 4.

Officials say Abrams started his career with Charleston County as an EMT in 1995 and returns with more than 20 years of experience in the paramedic and health care fields. 

“Our objectives moving forward are to continue with our partnerships in the local medical community and continue to deliver high quality service to the citizens,” said Abrams. “My career has come full circle and I’m ready to serve the people of Charleston County and work with the amazing crews at EMS.”

A press release by the county states Abrams was on a short list of candidates following a national search for a new director.

"He most recently served as the manager of Meducare at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)," officials said."During the last two decades, Abrams started his own company, Family Medical Transport, earned a law degree from Mercer University and was director of Procarent, an ambulance service based in Louisville, Ky., which averaged 6,000 calls a month as the primary 9-1-1 transport service in two counties."

“We are pleased to bring Mr. Abrams on board as our new EMS Director,” said Charleston County Administrator Keith Bustraan. “His experience and firsthand knowledge of the local area is crucial to the position. The tri-county population is growing and Mr. Abrams will help make sure EMS is prepared for the challenge.”

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