York Regional Emergency Medical Services Inc.
MVA with Roll-over on I-83
03 January 2017: YREMS and Fire/Rescue units responded to a motor vehicle accident with rollover, I-83 northbound, north of the Queen Street on ramp.
MVA on Cape Horn Road at Chapel Church Road
20 October 2016: YREMS units, Yoe Fire Company and Red Lion Ambulance responded to this vehicle accident with roll-over at Cape Horn and Chapel Church Road in Windsor Township just before noon. Fortunately there were no serious injuries.
First Night York - Hands-Only CPR
05 February 2016
First Night York is held the first Friday of each month and is a celebration of downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues and nightlife hotspots. The event runs from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This month Wellspan Health, White Rose and Ambulance and York Regional EMS partnered to teach Hands-Only CPR to the public at Central Market.
Hands-Only CPR can gain precious time for a person experiencing a cardiac event. Anyone can learn it in no time at all! Contact us for more information if you are interested in learning.
New Frazer MICUs In-service
26 October 2015
Following 10 months of planning, design and meetings, YREMS placed twin 2015 Dodge RAM HD 4500 Frazer Ambulances into service. Designated MICU 19-1 and MICU 36-3, the units are the primary responding ALS units 24 hours a day. The Paramedic staffed units provide pre-hospital Advanced Life Support to the ill and injured of our community. The Dodge units bring the YREMS fleet total to 5 MICUs and 1 Squad.
These units are equipped with the latest in patient care and comfort. Gone is the air-ride system which will save on costly maintenance and repairs. The new units boast a "Liquid Spring" system which is a closed hydraulic ride system, automatically adjusting the ride and handling of the vehicle based on road conditions. The HVAC system is designed with an integrated ultra-violet system to kill germs and bacteria in circulating air. All interior and emergency lighting are LED which significantly reduces our electrical consumption. The patient care module is self sufficient with its' own on-board generator system, eliminating the draw of power and mechanics from the chassis.
EMS Chief Appointed
10 July 2015
YREMS President of the Board of Directors, Donald Potter has announced the promotion of Joseph Stevens from Acting EMS Chief, to the permanent EMS Chief role. Chief Stevens was in the Acting position since January 2015, filling a vacancy with the departure of Ted Hake. President Potter was quoted in the announcement to YREMS Staff, "Joe brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organization and is one of the people who has made our ALS program a success. During his period as Acting Chief, Joe has performed his duties with the utmost efficiency and professionalism, which provided for a seamless leadership transition."
21 May 2015
A special "CONGRATULATIONS" goes out to 2 of our EMTs during EMS Week 2015. Carol Henry and Kevin Guinard have been recognized for 25 years as a PA Department of Health Certified Emergency Medical Technician. Carol and Kevin both volunteered with the former Yoe Fire Company Ambulance and are now full time YREMS EMTs. Carol has been employed here at YREMS since 1995, and Kevin since 2008. Thanks Carol and Kevin for your many years of professional service to the community and your dedication to YREMS!