Hempfield Township Emergency Management Services & News
Rescue 14 EMS Child Seat Safety and CPR Classes
Are Your Children Riding Safely in Your Car? Have a certified child passenger safety technician check your child seat installation in your vehicle at NO COST. Call for an appointment today.
Rescue 14 E.M.S. 724-523-5609
MONTHLY C.P.R. CLASSES ALSO AVAILABLE
Mutual Aid EMS Reports Remarkable Increase in Patients Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Over the past year Mutual Aid Ambulance Service has seen a remarkable increase in patients who are surviving sudden cardiac arrest. These results are largely due to the implementation of the new American Heart Association CPR standards along with advances in cardiac arrest management and post cardiac arrest care that have been developed by Mutual Aid in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh through the largest cardiac arrest study ever done.
Annually over 350,000 people in the U.S. suffer sudden cardiac arrest, this remains the number one cause of death in Americans. Of those people who do suffer sudden cardiac arrest less than 7% survive the event. Mutual Aid Ambulance has been involved in the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) since 2005, through this research project we have added new ways of treating cardiac arrests that have lead to a 50% increase in patient survival within our system. These advances include an increase the number of chest compressions, a way of managing the airway allowing faster support of a non-breathing patient, and faster access to the patients vascular system which in turn allows faster administration of potentially life-saving drugs.
The delivery of an electrical shock (defibrillation) is also a very important part of the cardiac arrest management puzzle. To increase the availability of this treatment Mutual Aid Ambulance secured a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to purchase and distribute over 120 brand new AED’s to Police and Fire Departments throughout Westmoreland County.
If you or someone you know experience chest pain or discomfort, or you find someone unconscious, you should immediately call 911, an ambulance will be dispatched and the 911 operator will give you instructions until the EMS crews arrive. Public education and awareness are also very important in helping patients in cardiac arrest. Mutual Aid Ambulance Service offers CPR classes open to the public on the second Saturday of every month at our Greensburg Headquarters.
To learn more contact us at 724-837-6134 or on the web at www.mutual-aid.com.
Jeannette EMS, Inc. has been offering transportation needs to both emergency and non-emergency patients for over 30 years. Its business started in the ambulance industry back in the 1960’s and has been successfully moving forward to meet the transportation demand of today’s older population and those in need of pre-hospital and post-hospital services.
Jeannette EMS, Inc. offers 24-hour dispatch to schedule non-emergency transports and is a participating provider with the following insurances: Medicare (Medicaid including UMUA and Travelers Medicare), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Unison, Gateway Health Plan Medicare & Medical Assistance, UPMC, Aetna (US Healthcare), Heartland Hospice, Advantra (Health America/Health Assurance), and Bravo Health.
In addition Jeannette EMS, Inc. offers Wheelchair Van Service to transport patients to and from medical appointments such as dialysis, radiation, and physical therapy along with hospital admissions and discharges.
225 South Sixth Street, Jeannette, PA.
Visit the Jeannette EMS Website at www.jems206.com
Mutual Aid Ambulance Service, Inc. has been in the forefront in, not only providing the finest emergency and non-emergency care (Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Service), but also in disaster planning and bio-terrorism readiness
P.O. Box 350 Greensburg, PA 15601
Emergency: Dial 911
Business Office: 724-837-6134
Non-Emergency Transports: 724-834-4311
Visit the Mutual Aid Website at www.mutual-aid.com
Rescue #14 E.M.S.
Located in the Western section of Hempfield Township, Rescue 14 EMS has served the residents of the Western section of Hempfield, as well as Adamsburg and Arona Boro’s, since 1968. In response to a need identified by local residents and officials, Rescue 14 EMS was formed by local residents as a volunteer ambulance service. The Service now has a paid staff around the clock supplement by volunteers who man the two (2) ALS equipped rigs. The Service runs 1000 plus calls for assistance each year.
The paramedics and EMT, paid and volunteer, of Rescue 14 EMS risk their lives every day to serve its residents. This was never so evident than when the tornado ripped through the area this past spring. During this event staff and volunteers were in the process of rescuing and searching for several people who were caught up in the storms’ wake. THESE DEDICATED EMS PERSONNEL (AS WELL AS ASSISTING AGENCIES) NEVER LEFT THEIR PATIENTS’ SIDES. Truly they are “The best neighbor you have”.
“Rescue 14 EMS appreciates the support we received from the
community during this storm and its aftermath as well as during our recent annual subscription drive for 2011-2012. We continue to strive to have the best equipment available for our staff to treat you the best way we can. We never know what the new day brings us but you can be sure Rescue 14 EMS will do their best to be there for you!” commented Don Thoma, Operations Manager.
P O. Box 175, Adamsburg, PA 15611
Phone: 724-523-5609, Fax: 724-523-9809
Visit the Rescue 14 Website.