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Emergency Medical Services

Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue provides world class emergency medical services to our citizens and visitors.

We are committed to providing care that is prompt, compassionate, clinically excellent, and accountable with a culture of continuous quality improvement and customer service, with guidance from our Medical Control Physician.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Our Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are some of the best in the nation and they are highly trained to deliver evidence based therapies for a wide variety of time sensitive diagnoses to reduce mortality and improve the quality of life for each and every patient we encounter.

We are proud to report that in 2019 our community achieved one of the highest survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest in the world. Our five year average save rate for bystander-witnessed, shockable cardiac arrest is an incredible 55 percent. That's survival to hospital discharge with good functional capacity.

To achieve that level of performance for 5 consecutive years means that we have built an extraordinary system of care that is both resilient and sustainable. It's a testament not only to the exceptional abilities of our staff but also the efforts of our bystanders who perform CPR and deploy publicly available AEDs. It's a reflection of the high quality post-resuscitation care delivered by our nurses, physicians, and other allied health care professionals at Hilton Head Hospital.

We're a team and this achievement belongs to the entire community.

Battalion Chief

Tina Sanders
  • Tina Sanders
  • Battalion Chief - Emergency Medical Services
  • TinaS@hiltonheadislandsc.gov
  • 843-682-5160
  • Fire Rescue Headquarters
    40 Summit Drive
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29926