Lancaster EMS will respond to over 40,000 requests for service in 2023. 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!
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.
Dr. Dan Bledsoe brings significant experience and leadership to Lancaster EMS. In addition to his medical director responsibilities, he also plans to actively participate in the field and in the classroom. He is a strong advocate for EMS, community paramedicine, EMS education, and is engaged at the Regional and State levels championing for EMS.
Dr. Bledsoe serves as Emergency Physician for UPMC Pinnacle Health System.
Dr. Bledsoe has been a member of the EMS community since 1989. After joining his local fire department when in high school over 30 years ago, Dr. Bledsoe has served as medical director or associate medical director for many rural and suburban EMS systems, including Community LifeTeam, White Rose Ambulance, and York Hospital Medic 97. He has served with Jan-Care Ambulance, Monongalia County Emergency Services, and Marshall University EMS while attending undergraduate education at WVU and medical school at Marshall University. Dr. Bledsoe is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services through the American Board of Emergency Medicine and serves as medical director for the Harrisburg Area Community College paramedic program and a Medical Team Manager for Pennsylvania Task Force One, the Commonwealth's FEMA USAR team. In addition, he has served as a physician site reviewer for CAAS. He is proud to have been a site principal investigator and EMS coordinator for the RAMPART trial, which was conducted with York area EMS agencies, including the leading enroller in Pennsylvania, White Rose Ambulance. He makes his home in Manchester Township, where he lives with his wife, Allison, and four children.
Amanda Mutterspaugh, A-Platoon Captain and Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, will guide you through the proper and safe setup of your car seat to ensure your child is safe while riding in the car. The process will take about 30-60 minutes, depending on the number of seats and vehicles to be checked.
The cost of the Program is $0. Yes, it's free! We will also happily accept donations if you are able.
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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!