Annual Fund Drives are Vital For Community Ambulance Services
East Pennsboro Emergency Medical Services relies on community support to help maintain a community based ambulance service. Annual Fund Drives are vital to our community ambulance service, raising necessary funds to purchase and maintain equipment needed to provide the services you expect and deserve. We take great pride in serving the community, and greatly appreciate your continued financial support to remain community based.
Less than 2% of our annual operating budget is generated from municipal tax dollars. East Pennsboro Ambulance Emergency Medical Services uses other funding sources, such as third party billing, donations, annual membership drives and this annual fund drive to support our operations.
How has your support helped in the past?
In November 2017, we replaced an aging 2007 ambulance with a new 2015 Chevrolet Ambulance from Medix Specialty Vehicles. We were able to secure one of the last Chevrolet Medium Duty Diesel Chassis’ from the ambulance manufacturer, saving nearly $25,000 compared to purchasing a truck style front chassis, as diesel vans are no longer being manufactured.
This capital purchase is part of our planned ten year rotation of emergency vehicles to ensure maintenance costs are kept to a manageable level.
In 2015, a fourth ambulance was added to our fleet of emergency vehicles. This addition will help properly rotate and maintain vehicles, which will increase the longevity of our fleet.
In 2013, battery powered hydraulic stretchers were purchased to replace manual lift stretchers in our emergency division. These stretchers have become industry standard for emergency medical services, reducing the risk of injury to our emergency staff and enhancing patient care.