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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Rescue 14 EMS merges with Mutual Aid Ambulance Service

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Hempfield Township would like to thank the members of Rescue 14 EMS for the many years of service to the western side of the Township.  The Township is looking forward to the continued partnership with Mutual Aid Ambulance Service.

Full joint press release from Rescue 14 EMS and Mutual Aid Ambulance Service

Greensburg, PA (February 7, 2021) – With over 50 years of dedicated service to Hempfield Township as well as Arona and Adamsburg Boroughs, the employees and volunteers of Rescue 14 EMS, Inc. have always strived to provide the highest level of emergency medical services to meet the growing needs of its communities. Many community ambulance services continue to struggle with recruitment and retention, decreased reimbursement from commercial insurers, and increased regulatory burdens. After all attempts were made to continue service, the Board of Directors of Rescue 14 EMS, Inc. has decided to cease operation effective no later than April 1, 2021 and partner with Mutual Aid Ambulance Service, Inc. to provide high quality, nationally recognized care to the residents of Adamsburg, Arona, and Hempfield Township.

Both organizations are working together to ensure that during this transitional phase, adequate ambulance coverage continues at all times. There will be no decrease in ambulances available to the communities and cooperation with neighboring organizations will continue. Mutual Aid Ambulance Service will ensure that a 24 hour ALS Paramedic Ambulance is positioned at the Rescue 14 EMS Station at 470 Edna Road with additional resources available as needed. 

Mutual Aid Ambulance Service will honor all active ambulance subscriptions from Rescue 14 EMS for 2020-2021 and will be distributing memberships for their program in February 2021.  

 

 

 Mutual Aid Ambulance Service, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) organization that provides emergency and non-emergency medical transportation to nearly 200,000 residents, 2/3 of Westmoreland County and parts of Somerset and Fayette Counties. Mutual Aid Ambulance Service is licensed by the PA Department of Health and is recognized as an American Heart Association “Gold Plus” Provider. Questions regarding Mutual Aid EMS can be directed to Lorenzo Garino at (412)- 389-3341/(724)-837-6134 x140 or lgarino@mutual-aid.com.

 

Questions regarding ambulance memberships should be directed to the Mutual Aid Ambulance Service Business Office at (724)-837-6134

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