Sinking Spring, PA – Amity Township, Birdsboro Borough and Union Township have elected to have Western Berks Ambulance Association provide 24/7 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at both the Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) levels to their residents starting on January 6, 2021.
Western Berks Ambulance Association will have two stations to service the newly added municipalities. One station is located at 318 West Main Street, Birdsboro and the second station is located at the Amity Township Fire Company 47 West Pine Forge Road. Each station will be staffed by at least one ALS ambulance 24/7/365. Additional peak truck coverage will be provided by Western Berks Ambulance Association.
With the addition of these three municipalities, Western Berks Ambulance Association has now expanded their coverage area to provide EMS services to 17 municipalities throughout Berks County from five stations.
“We are excited. The expansion into these three new municipalities has allowed us to bring our community focused EMS service provider to southern Berks. We have been serving communities for 60 years and now we are here and ready to continue to serving you for many more,” said Anthony Tucci, Western Berks Ambulance Association Chief-Executive Director.
If you live in the coverage area and have paid a 2021 membership to Southern Berks Regional EMS, Western Berks Ambulance Association will honor your membership. New membership packets will be mailed within the next two weeks.
In addition, Western Berks Ambulance will provide medical support on fire and police scenes, support to fire and police for EMS training, community outreach for municipal events, and a general membership program for residents.
Western Berks Ambulance Association has provided EMS services since 1961 to the western part of Berks County with mutual aid provided to neighboring municipalities. Western Berks Ambulance Association currently has 42 experienced Paramedics and 54 emergency medical technicians on staff and last year responded to more than 15,000 calls with their current fleet of 14 ambulances and nine wheelchair vans all outfitted with the most advanced lifesaving technology. For more information www.wbems.org