Thursday, April 3, 2014
The head of the county’s emergency services has resigned effective immediately, according to Berkeley County spokesman Chip Boling.
Emergency Medical Services Director Bob Mixter served in the position for 10 years. His resignation was submitted March 18. The reason for his sudden resignation is unknown, according to Boling. “It was his choice to resign. He was not asked to resign,” Boling said.
Rumors have swirled in the county linking Mixter’s resignation to the use of a county EMS vehicle to shuttle guests at a fire chief’s wedding several days prior. The mass casualty bus’s non-emergency use did not obstruct or delay service, according to Boling.
The wedding was March 15. Two days later the vehicle was used to aid children injured in a school bus wreck in Bonneau.
“It was ready when it was needed and it rolled,” Boling said.
According to Boling, Becky Blair will serve as interim EMS director until a permanent replacement is found.