MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Thursday, September 23, 2021) – As part of The Charleston Battery’s special Hometown Heroes Night on Wednesday, September 22 at Patriots Point, more than a dozen first responders from various agencies across Berkeley County were honored for their service and dedication to the community. They were recognized during the match’s halftime segment. First responders stemmed from Berkeley County EMS, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County 911, Goose Creek Fire Department, C&B Fire Department, and Pine Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. (See photos attached courtesy of The Charleston Battery.)
The first responders were specifically applauded for their life-saving work in connection to two separate cardiac arrest calls over the summer. The first incident, which occurred on July 14, involved a 36-year-old male patient. Two days later, on July 16, deputies responded to a 76-year-old male patient. Each patient was resuscitated and treated by emergency personnel, transported to Trident Medical Center, and later released in good condition.
These two cases demonstrate how our diverse, expert team, including 911 Dispatchers, Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, Berkeley County EMTs and Paramedics work together to save lives. I am extremely proud of all of these responders, and they should be proud, too, knowing their hard work and expert care has given these two patients and their families more time together. This is why we do this job. -Berkeley County Chief of EMS Michael Shirey
I’m beyond proud of the life-saving efforts displayed by our deputies and all first responders involved in these two incidents. It’s not only critical for our first responders to be adequately trained and ready to respond to emergencies in a timely manner, but also for them to collaborate on scene to properly care for each patient. Every second matters in an emergency situation, and Berkeley County is lucky to have such hardworking and dedicated first responders serving their communities. -Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-