Lancaster EMS is following the prescribed COVID-19 distribution phases.
If you are eligible for ‘Phase 1A’ (see below for requirements), and are interested in receiving the vaccine from Lancaster EMS, please fill out the form on our COVID Vaccine sign-up page.
Currently the State is in ‘Phase 1A’ which requires providers to offer the vaccine to:
More regarding ‘Phase Levels’ can be found here: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Vaccine.aspx
When additional phases are opened by the State Lancaster EMS is planning to make limited vaccines available within our resource capabilities. While Lancaster EMS will do everything within our resources (and within the State guidelines) we cannot guarantee a vaccine. If you do sign up with us we also recommend that you also seek out other resources.
Lancaster EMS is a premier, nationally accredited ambulance service located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Our diverse emergency response district serves over 260,000 residents in 21 municipalities encompassing urban, suburban, and rural portions of Lancaster County. Included within our primary response districts are numerous tourist attractions, industries, businesses, colleges and universities.
As the busiest EMS provider in Lancaster County, Lancaster EMS answered over 39,000 requests for service in 2020 from our 11 ambulance station locations. We provide advanced life support (ALS), basic life support (BLS), quick response service (QRS), wheelchair van, paratransit, mental health sedan, and specialty transportation services. In addition to transportation services, Lancaster EMS offers medical standby coverage at sporting and mass gathering events, mobile integrated healthcare community paramedicine, and participation with the Lancaster County SERT team and South Central Task Force.
Lancaster EMS, in partnership with the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, conducts Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic training programs. As an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center, Lancaster EMS serves as a trainer and facilitator for many of the courses offered by the AHA for both healthcare providers and the general public. Through continual training in our educational institute, Lancaster EMS employees and volunteers are able to administer high quality, skillful pre-hospital care and transportation to those residents and visitors in our community.
Lancaster EMS will respond to over 40,000 requests for service in 2021. Our highly-trained EMTs and Paramedics continually meet the needs of our residents that we proudly serve 24 hours each day. Signing up for a membership will save you money in case you need to be transported by ambulance or if you use our non-emergency transportation services. You'll also be supporting your local first responders! For more details on the benefits you will be entitled to as a member, or to sign up using our flyer or our online form, click here!
We have partnered with Schreiber Pediatric to become the first EMS Agency in Lancaster County to equip 30 of our front-line ambulances with sensory bags. Our providers can use these sensory bags on calls to help children with autism or other behavioral or anxiety issues feel more relaxed.
Check out Schreiber Pediatric's press release for more of the story, and look for the "Sensory Prepared" sticker on Lancaster EMS ambulances!
Each year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, with the assistance of the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC) recognizes individuals, groups, and organizations that have made a significant contribution to Pennsylvania’s EMS System.
For 2020, Nate Shorter has been named ALS Practitioner of the Year.