Scotland County EMS is a paramedic level ALS provider, located in a
county of 37,000 along future I-74 in the South Central section of rural
North Carolina. The County, 319 square miles, is located 95 miles south
of Raleigh, 40 miles southwest of Fayetteville, about 100 miles east of
Charlotte, and 100 miles northwest of Wilmington on the North Carolina /
South Carolina state line.
The County-operated service utilizes a single-tier ALS system augmented by volunteer first responders. A fleet of 6 ambulances and 2 quick-response vehicles are operated on a rotating schedule from one base located in the City of Laurinburg. Three ALS Paramedic units and one ALS QRV are operated on a 24/7 basis to respond to the approximate 6000 EMS responses per year.
Staffing & Hours
Medics are Scotland County employees, receive county government benefits, and work an average 56 hour work week; 24-hour on and 48-hour off [24/48] schedule with the weekends being 24-hour on and 24-hour off [24/24] schedule, with every 3rd week-end allowing for a 4 day-off weekend.