At Guardian Ambulance, we specialize in the highest level of comfort and patient safety. We staff our ambulances with highly trained, licensed EMTs and paramedics who are dedicated to providing expert pre-hospital patient care. Our services range from basic life support to advanced life support transports, as well as bariatric care services. Our headquarters is located in Florence, South Carolina, where we house our fleet of 30 ambulances. We also operate stations in Columbia and Clarendon and serve the community of Dillon. We provide 911 emergency response backup to Sumter County.


  • 2019
    Guardian Ambulance established in South Carolina to serve the PeeDee and Midlands regions.
  • 2019
    Guardian Ambulance awarded contract to serve McLeod Health System at its main campus in Florence, as well as Dillon and Clarendon.
  • 2021
    Guardian Ambulance and its sister company, Medshore Ambulance, awarded the Prisma Health contract for its Midlands facilities.
  • 2022
    Guardian Ambulance began provided 911 ambulance response support to Sumter County.
    Guardian Ambulance has more than 80 EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers & support staff serving more than 20,000 patients each year with 30 ambulances and emergency vehicles.

Service Area

Guardian Ambulance serves the non-emergency medical transportation needs of customers and patients in central and eastern South Carolina, specifically the communities of Florence, Columbia, Dillon and Clarendon.

South Carolina


Corporate Values

Trust built with communities, medical facility partners, patients and employees is at the heart of our company. We build that trust by infusing into every aspect our core values of S.A.F.E – Safe. Accountable. Friendly. Efficient. When we deliver on our core values, our customers experience the key attributes of service and quality care that present as our employees being professional, courteous and on-time. The consistent delivery of this service over time builds the trust of our community members and customers that is essential to our success as a member of the Priority Ambulance family of companies.



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Jason CookeVice President of Operations, Florence
Jason HerringDirector of Operations
Jason StricklandCommunications Manager, CQI/Training

Meet the Priority Ambulance Family of Companies

Priority Ambulance is a dynamic, rapidly growing company with current operations in 13 states. The company has been listed for four consecutive years on the Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America. More than half of the company’s 610,000 annual patient transports are in response to a public call to 9-1-1, while the balance of our transports originate through requests from health care facilities. Throughout its national service area, approximately 4,100 highly trained paramedics and EMTs staff a fleet of 830 state-of-the-art ambulances and support vehicles with the latest medical equipment and technology.

The Priority Ambulance family of companies has served and built trust in their communities for decades. We believe in the importance of preserving our companies’ legacies and cultures by keeping the leadership, company names and brands in place when they join our family. Each local operation is autonomous in its decision-making and is supported with additional capital, resources and expertise from the national leadership team, as well as its sister companies.

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