Susquehanna Township EMS

Susquehanna Township EMS This is the Official page of Susquehanna Twp. EMS. STEMS is proud to provide ALS and BLS services to Susquehanna Twp, Penbrook, and Paxtang.

We are pleased to provide 1st due Advanced & Basic Life Support to the citizens of Susquehanna Township, Paxtang Borough, Penbrook borough.

Operating as usual

To all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to provide us with safety, security and freedom-we can never thank you e...
05/31/2021

To all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to provide us with safety, security and freedom-we can never thank you enough. #MemorialDay #thankyou #usa ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

To all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to provide us with safety, security and freedom-we can never thank you enough. #MemorialDay #thankyou #usa ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Last week STEMS was able to award several Clinical Save Commendations. Paramedic Pinti was one of those recipients. Para...
05/28/2021

Last week STEMS was able to award several Clinical Save Commendations. Paramedic Pinti was one of those recipients. Paramedic Pinti has been a part of the STEMS team and providing care to our communities for nearly 15 years!

Thank you to the Emergency Health Services Federation for continuing to support the EMS commendation program.

#clinicalsave #community #EMSWeek2021 #thisiscaring #CPRSavesLives

Last week STEMS was able to award several Clinical Save Commendations. Paramedic Pinti was one of those recipients. Paramedic Pinti has been a part of the STEMS team and providing care to our communities for nearly 15 years!

Thank you to the Emergency Health Services Federation for continuing to support the EMS commendation program.

#clinicalsave #community #EMSWeek2021 #thisiscaring #CPRSavesLives

Oh the smiles!!! Happy we were able to make their day. Thank you so much for the cards!
05/25/2021

Oh the smiles!!! Happy we were able to make their day. Thank you so much for the cards!

Happy EMS Week from Susquehanna Township EMS! We are so grateful for our incredible providers, and for the support of th...
05/19/2021

Happy EMS Week from Susquehanna Township EMS! We are so grateful for our incredible providers, and for the support of the communities we are proud to serve. Special thanks to Progress Fire 32 and @portroyalspeedwaytracksidemedia for their contributions to help make todayโ€™s event possible! #emsweek2021 #strongertogether #EMSStrong #healthcareprofessional #NationalEMSWeek #ThisIsEMS #CaringForOurCommunities

Happy #NationalEMSWeek!
05/17/2021

Happy #NationalEMSWeek!

Happy #NationalEMSWeek!

Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing moms out there!
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing moms out there!

Happy Mother's Day!

To the men and women who have served tirelessly through this pandemic, high census, staffing concerns, and continuously ...
05/06/2021

To the men and women who have served tirelessly through this pandemic, high census, staffing concerns, and continuously providing exceptional care for patients.... THANK YOU!

HAPPY NURSES WEEK!

To the men and women who have served tirelessly through this pandemic, high census, staffing concerns, and continuously providing exceptional care for patients.... THANK YOU!

HAPPY NURSES WEEK!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Not all pain is physical, and not all wounds are visible. #SpeakUpSpeakOut #breakt...
05/01/2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Not all pain is physical, and not all wounds are visible. #SpeakUpSpeakOut #breakthestigma2021 #mentalhealthawareness #nohealthwithoutmentalhealth

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Not all pain is physical, and not all wounds are visible. #SpeakUpSpeakOut #breakthestigma2021 #mentalhealthawareness #nohealthwithoutmentalhealth

Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!!! #NPSTW2021 Thank you Dauphin County Department of Public Safety f...
04/12/2021

Happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!!! #NPSTW2021

Thank you Dauphin County Department of Public Safety for your hard work and dedication to public safety and the residents of Dauphin County!

It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's a Public Safety Telecommunicator!! #NPSTW2021 started yesterday.

We have a record breaking 17 lifesaver awards for the past year, which means Dauphin County telecommunicators coached 17 people through CPR, with positive outcomes. Watch our page this week to meet the shifts, and see a few of those professional, hardworking telecommunicators!

Thank you to Girl Scout troop 10908 for your support and your generous donation! Both are very much appreciated! ๐Ÿช๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’จ
04/03/2021

Thank you to Girl Scout troop 10908 for your support and your generous donation! Both are very much appreciated! ๐Ÿช๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’จ

Just working on a little "curb appeal". More to come...
03/29/2021

Just working on a little "curb appeal". More to come...

EMS Agencies are challenged to meet the proposed $15/hr minimum wage. The question is - how can we do this when we are l...
03/24/2021
Ambulance Association of PA - Home

EMS Agencies are challenged to meet the proposed $15/hr minimum wage. The question is - how can we do this when we are limited by poor insurance reimbursement? Reimbursement that currently does not even cover our expense to provide life saving services.

In 2018 the announcement was made that EMS was in crisis and Senate Resolution 6 laid out what needs in be done in order to fix EMS in Pennsylvania. Our biggest priority for EMS agencies - better reimbursement.

2 1/2 years later (a year under pandemic declaration) little has changed.... Please reach out to your state and federal representatives and tell them to support better insurance reimbursement for EMS.

Tim Hinchcliff, Burholme EMS;ย Derrick Hall, Greater Valley EMS;ย Phil Salamone, Lower Alsace EMS;ย Evan Resnikoff, Newtown Ambulance

Andrew Olds came to our organization as a paramedic student in 2019. Upon graduating the HACC paramedic program, he join...
02/26/2021

Andrew Olds came to our organization as a paramedic student in 2019. Upon graduating the HACC paramedic program, he joined our team as a full time paramedic on C shift. This morning, he is completing his last shift as a full time staff member with us. He has accepted a position with the Howard County Fire Department, and begins his journey there next week. We are proud to call you family Mr. Olds, and we wish you nothing but the very best!

02/12/2021
**Promotion Announcement**STEMS is pleased to announce that AEMT Sarver has been promoted to Field Training Officer (FTO...
02/10/2021

**Promotion Announcement**

STEMS is pleased to announce that AEMT Sarver has been promoted to Field Training Officer (FTO) of A-Platoon.

**Promotion Announcement**

STEMS is pleased to announce that AEMT Sarver has been promoted to Field Training Officer (FTO) of A-Platoon.

STEMS is please to announce that our 2020 BLS provider of the year, as voted on by our employees, was awarded to EMT Gen...
02/03/2021

STEMS is please to announce that our 2020 BLS provider of the year, as voted on by our employees, was awarded to EMT Genesse.

EMT Genesse is know for his compassionate, caring, and positive attitude.

EMT Genesse was recently hired by Fredrick County Maryland Fire & Rescue Services where we know he will continue his passion for public safety.

STEMS is please to announce that our 2020 BLS provider of the year, as voted on by our employees, was awarded to EMT Genesse.

EMT Genesse is know for his compassionate, caring, and positive attitude.

EMT Genesse was recently hired by Fredrick County Maryland Fire & Rescue Services where we know he will continue his passion for public safety.

STEMS is please to announce that our 2020 ALS provider of the year, as voted on by our employees, was awarded to Field T...
02/02/2021

STEMS is please to announce that our 2020 ALS provider of the year, as voted on by our employees, was awarded to Field Training Officer AEMT Komar.

FTO Komar was promoted to Field Training Officer this past year. She works as an AEMT full time at STEMS as well as other EMS agencies. Additionally she is an instructor at HACC Public Safety Center where she provides instruction to future EMTs and AEMTs.

STEMS is please to announce that our 2020 ALS provider of the year, as voted on by our employees, was awarded to Field Training Officer AEMT Komar.

FTO Komar was promoted to Field Training Officer this past year. She works as an AEMT full time at STEMS as well as other EMS agencies. Additionally she is an instructor at HACC Public Safety Center where she provides instruction to future EMTs and AEMTs.

Last week STEMS was able to award 11 of our EMS professionals with CLINICAL SAVE Commendations. A Clinical Save Commenda...
02/01/2021

Last week STEMS was able to award 11 of our EMS professionals with CLINICAL SAVE Commendations. A Clinical Save Commendation is approved when EMS treats a patient in cardiac arrest and through knowledge and skill are able achieve Return of Spontaneous Circulation (ROSC). Treatment is continued in the hospital and the patient is ultimately discharge without neurological deficits.

Here are a few of those hard working individuals!

Cold Temperatures and Snow expected this weekend into next week. -Bundle Up-Prepare now-Limit travel-Stay safe
01/29/2021

Cold Temperatures and Snow expected this weekend into next week.

-Bundle Up
-Prepare now
-Limit travel
-Stay safe

๐ŸฅถWind chills in the single digits to below-zero this AM.
๐ŸงฅBundle up if you're heading out & limit exposure.
โ„๏ธWinter storm to impact parts of Central PA Sun-Tues.
โ“Considerable uncertainty remains in precip type/amounts & associated impacts.
๐Ÿ’ปwww.weather.gov/statecollege/briefing
#PAwx
Friday 1/29 @ 6:40AM

Short but well written article by AP.  EMS is working hard on the #frontline, everywhere. Dispatchers acting as "scouts"...
01/26/2021
In ambulances, an unseen, unwelcome passenger: COVID-19

Short but well written article by
AP. EMS is working hard on the #frontline, everywhere. Dispatchers acting as "scouts" to do what they can to provide us valuable information before we get on scene.

LOS ANGELES (AP) โ€” It's crowded in the back of the ambulance. Two emergency medical technicians, the patient, the gurney โ€” and an unseen and unwelcome passenger lurking in the air. For...

Some snow and ice is expected later today into Tuesday morning. Remember to maintain safe driving distance.
01/25/2021

Some snow and ice is expected later today into Tuesday morning. Remember to maintain safe driving distance.

EMS Clinicians can provide significant assistance in COVID testing AND COVID Vaccine administration.  #notanambulancedri...
01/14/2021
Seattle FD paramedics to go door-to-door with vaccines at adult care homes

EMS Clinicians can provide significant assistance in COVID testing AND COVID Vaccine administration. #notanambulancedriver #forgottenasset #EMSStrong

The mobile vaccination teams will work to vaccinate older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers at about 100 adult family homes in the city

A happy, safe, and healthy New Year to you all! ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’จ #2021 #EMS #NewYearsCrew #stems9
01/01/2021

A happy, safe, and healthy New Year to you all! ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’จ #2021 #EMS #NewYearsCrew #stems9

This evening STEMS, through UPMC Pinnacle, was able to secure access to the COVID Vaccine for the first 9 of our EMS pro...
12/31/2020

This evening STEMS, through UPMC Pinnacle, was able to secure access to the COVID Vaccine for the first 9 of our EMS professionals!!!

We will continue coordination over the upcoming days and weeks to vaccinate more or our employees.

#thankyou #EMS #EMSvax

Yesterday, we saw higher than average call volume. Co 9 units received 32 dispatches in a 16 hour period (nearly double ...
12/29/2020

Yesterday, we saw higher than average call volume. Co 9 units received 32 dispatches in a 16 hour period (nearly double our average). In one hour we received 8 emergency calls. C-Platoon, operating with one MICU, one BLS, and the Captain; were able to handle the majority of these calls, only dropping 4 first due calls to mutual aid units.

We appreciate the support of our mutual aid agencies yesterday as well the professionalism of Dauphin County Department of Public Safety dispatchers and their ability to orchestrate the appropriate units to residents in need.

#EMS #publicsafety #thankyou #busydays #itsafullmoon

From our family to yours, wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. #STEMS9 #festive #tistheseason ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’จ
12/24/2020

From our family to yours, wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season. #STEMS9 #festive #tistheseason ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ’จ

We've been assured that EMS professionals remain in the 1A tier to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, since STEMS is...
12/23/2020
EMS personnel voice concern, left out of COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline workers

We've been assured that EMS professionals remain in the 1A tier to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. However, since STEMS is a small, non-hospital based EMS agency; the plan/ process to receive the vaccine for our EMS professionals is still unknown. ETA for first round vaccinations may be January or February.

We sincerely hope that STEMS, along with the majority of EMS agencies throughout the Commonwealth, are not again.. left behind.

#EMS #COVID19 #Vaccine

As the distribution and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine continues one group is sounding the alarm. Non-hospital affiliated EMS Service providers say they have concerns about plans or the lack thereof to get them access to a COVID-19 vaccine. With the administration of the vaccine being left t...

Shoveling snow isnโ€™t all that fun. And by the sounds of it, weโ€™re going to have a lot to shovel this week. Shoveling sno...
12/16/2020

Shoveling snow isnโ€™t all that fun. And by the sounds of it, weโ€™re going to have a lot to shovel this week. Shoveling snow is a strenuous activity. So be sure to follow these safety tips:

- Hydrate before
- Wear breathable layers of clothes
- Stretch before you shovel (just like before you exercise)
- Try to push, rather than lift
- Bend at the knees and keep your back straight
- Lift only small scoops
- Take breaks and hydrate some more

12/15/2020

Here are some winter weather safety and preparedness tips:

Limit travel to only absolute necessary situations.
Shovels and snow blowers ready
Have enough food and water for 72 hours
Charge mobile phone and portable battery chargers
Keep snow clear of exhaust vents and utilities
Keep generator and fuel outside and away from home
Clear a 3 foot space around fire hydrants
Check on your neighbors and family members

Significant snowfall is expected for most of Central PA tomorrow. Take time today to prepare yourselves and make sure th...
12/15/2020

Significant snowfall is expected for most of Central PA tomorrow.

Take time today to prepare yourselves and make sure that your neighbors and loved ones are prepared as well.

#snow #winterweather #centralPA #prepare #EMS #STEMS

Light to moderate snow arrives from south to north during the day Wednesday. Heavier snowfall rates (2-4" per hour) arrive in southern PA around rush hour and push north overnight. Dangerous to impossible travel expected Wednesday night. Latest: www.weather.gov/ctp/winter #PAwx
Tuesday 12/15 @ 7AM

Congratulation to his year's recipients of the Dauphin County Craig Web Award!
12/10/2020

Congratulation to his year's recipients of the Dauphin County Craig Web Award!

๐“๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ โ€œ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐๐ ๐žโ€ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐‚๐ซ๐š๐ข๐  ๐–๐ž๐›๐› ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž-๐ฌ๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ง๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒโ€™๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ก๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ฌโ€™ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ .

Recognized by the Commissioners for their exemplary public service were:

๐๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ง, ๐‹๐š๐ฐ ๐„๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‹๐ž๐š๐๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ: Walborn, described by his peers as a true โ€œcopโ€™s cop,โ€ will retire in March as a detective from the countyโ€™s Criminal Investigations Department (CID). A U.S. Army veteran, before joining CID, Walborn was a Harrisburg police officer and a member of the county Crisis Response Team (CRT). As a CRT member, he showed extraordinary heroism in a stand-off and gun battle in Hall Manor in 2012.

๐†๐ž๐ง๐ž ๐•๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ฎ๐ž ๐‹๐ž๐š๐๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ: Vance has served as Steeltonโ€™s fire chief since 1998 and as member of the department for almost 50 years. Vanceโ€™s career with the boroughโ€™s fire service began with the Baldwin Fire Company, which later merged with several other Steelton-area departments.

๐†๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ, ๐„๐Œ๐’ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐˜๐ž๐š๐ซ: Miller has served as the Williamstown Area EMS chief for 15 years and is a field training officer for the Harrisburg police, where he was an officer for two decades. He is a former county 911 dispatcher and had the honor of serving under Craig Webb while working for the Lower Swatara Township EMS.
Walborn and Vance were unable to attend todayโ€™s ceremony and will receive their plaque and proclamation at a later date.

โ€œThese three men are heroes, and during this pandemic, the magnitude of their selflessness is magnified,โ€ said ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ, who has oversight of the county Emergency Management Agency. โ€œThese awardees remind us of the daily sacrifices of all of our police officers, firefighters, and EMTs, who drop everything at a momentโ€™s notice to help others.โ€

Winners of the award, established in 2005, are selected by the local police, fire and EMS councils. The names of award recipients are displayed on a memorial plaque, which hangs at the county's Emergency Management Agency.

โ€œIf you add up the years, we are witnessing more than a century of remarkable public service,โ€ said ๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐‰๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐‡๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž. โ€œThese three are everyday heroes who often go unrecognized, but who answer the call at all hours of the day and night, and then go above and beyond the call of duty.โ€

๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ž ๐. ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฐ๐ข๐œ๐ค, ๐ˆ๐ˆ๐ˆ, a Steelton native, said Chief Vance embodies the boroughโ€™s fire department's spirit.

โ€œI know Chief Vance well, and he is a fixture in our town,โ€ Hartwick said. โ€œAll three honorees are the best of the badge. We are grateful for their willingness to serve.โ€

The Webb awards are presented to exceptional area first responders who exemplify the spirit of Craig Webb, who died suddenly during the 2004 holiday season. Webbโ€™s distinguished career included service as a firefighter and chief of paramedics in Lower Swatara Township, a Dauphin Borough police officer, and a Dauphin County deputy co

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108 Short St
Harrisburg, PA
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Susquehanna Township Emergency Medical Services Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) ambulance company that has been proudly serving the community since 1954.

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Our Story

Beginning in 1954 as a volunteer civic EMS agency, Progress Ambulance provided โ€˜Life Squad 9โ€™ to the residents of the Progress Community in Harrisburg Pa. In the 1980โ€™s STEMS incorporated as a Non-Profit Ambulance service and officially began operating under the name of Susquehanna Township EMS.

Initially only a Basic Life Support Agency, STEMS moved up and began staffing its own highly qualified Paramedics in April of 2011, under the leadership of Michael Houser. Chief Houser grew our ALS ranks until we began operating two MICUโ€™s out of our primary station.

Since then, and under the leadership of Chief Baily, STEMS has grown to two stations located in Susquehanna Township, providing BLS and ALS services to the residents of Susquehanna Township, Paxtang Borough and Penbrook Borough. STEMS now operates a multi-tiered response system, incorporating ALS squads, BLS units and MICU units.

STEMS utilizes 8 ambulances, 2 ALS squads an 2 non-emergency wheelchair transport van to provide care and treatment to our Citizens. Go to www.stems.us to read more, and to support your LOCAL non-profit Ambulance service!

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Are you familiar with the PA Department of Transportation Yellow Dot Program. There is a section titled โ€˜How Can EMS and Safety Partners Help Promote the Program?โ€™ with downloadable handouts to share this information for community outreach.
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