Found by Captain Hilton in 1663, near the entrance of the Port Royal Sound, this city with its 12 miles of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean offers many cultural opportunities. The year round population of about 37,000 can grow to about 275,000 during its summer months with vacationers. Many people coming to see the Broadway-quality plays hosted at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. This island also offers the largest annual outdoor wine tasting event on the east coast. The Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue that began in 1993 to bring together the Sea Pines Forest Beach Fire Department, the Hilton Head Island Fire District, and The Hilton Head Island Rescue Squad. They have special operations that are trained for HAZMAT, and provide fire suppression and emergency medical services. Hilton Head with its fluctuating population would require the use of a high quality Hilton Head Island outsourced Call Center and Answering Service. A live 24 hour telephone answering service is mission critical for a small business that wants to continue to generate revenue after hours or during the day by way of a virtual receptionist. Having an emergency call center or answering service in the medical profession goes without saying, but having a local answering service as a small business owner is just smart business.