GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC)- A Georgetown County 911 emergency communications operator has been recognized for her exceptional work in assisting during a July 2012 wreck involving a pick-up truck and a transit bus.
Adrienne Higgins was named EMS Telecommunicator of 2012 for South Carolina by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. She received the award on March 23 during the S.C. Emergency Medical Services annual symposium.
Higgins was working at the 911 Emergency Communications Center on July 17, 2012 when Midway Fire Rescue crews responded to an accident involving a pick-up truck and a large passenger bus on Ocean Hwy 17 in Pawleys Island.
Officials determined it was a mass casualty event, and called Higgins to request the assistance of multiple agencies.