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

Update: Paramedic Olds has successfully completed the training academy and was sworn in this past Friday with Howard Cou...
09/12/2021

Update: Paramedic Olds has successfully completed the training academy and was sworn in this past Friday with Howard County.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Trainee Class 34, now officially sworn in and ready to serve! Additional photos of tonight's graduation will be available soon.

We are proud to achieve recognition by the American Heart Association for following the latest research-based standards ...
09/07/2021

We are proud to achieve recognition by the American Heart Association for following the latest research-based standards for severe heart attacks with a Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Plus Achievement Award!

https://www.stems.us/2021/09/07/susquehanna-twp-ems-earns-national-recognition-for-efforts-to-improve-stemi-treatment-in-central-pennsylvania/

We are proud to achieve recognition by the American Heart Association for following the latest research-based standards for severe heart attacks with a Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Plus Achievement Award!

https://www.stems.us/2021/09/07/susquehanna-twp-ems-earns-national-recognition-for-efforts-to-improve-stemi-treatment-in-central-pennsylvania/

With the predicted rainfall for today. Flash flooding can occur ANYWHERE. Not just near rivers or creeks. Heavy rainfall...
09/01/2021

With the predicted rainfall for today. Flash flooding can occur ANYWHERE. Not just near rivers or creeks.

Heavy rainfall from parking lots and roads can settle onto roadways that you may not normally anticipate flooding.

Regardless of your location... avoid standing or moving water on roadways.

With the predicted rainfall for today. Flash flooding can occur ANYWHERE. Not just near rivers or creeks.

Heavy rainfall from parking lots and roads can settle onto roadways that you may not normally anticipate flooding.

Regardless of your location... avoid standing or moving water on roadways.

09/01/2021

Susquehanna Township is under a Flash Flood watch Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

Excessive rainfall associated with Ida combined with pre-saturated conditions will result in an increasing likelihood of significant flash and urban flooding impacts in parts of the watch area. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches are forecast across south-central Pennsylvania with locally higher amounts up to 7 inches possible.

Considerable river flooding is becoming more probable with several small streams and creeks expected to reach minor to moderate flood levels in the Juniata and Lower Main Stem Susquehanna River basins.

Small streams, poor drainage, and street flooding are the concerns for Susquehanna Township. At this time, the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg is expected to reach 11' Friday afternoon. This is below the flood stage of 17' in Harrisburg.

The Township Public Works and Public Safety Departments are prepared to respond to this storm.

Happy National Dog Day from our pups to yours! #nationaldogday
08/26/2021

Happy National Dog Day from our pups to yours!

#nationaldogday

Congratulations are in order for AEMT Myshko as she has successfully completed and passed nursing school! 🥳🏥🚑We wish you...
08/11/2021

Congratulations are in order for AEMT Myshko as she has successfully completed and passed nursing school! 🥳🏥🚑

We wish you the best of luck in your future career!

Congratulations are in order for AEMT Myshko as she has successfully completed and passed nursing school! 🥳🏥🚑

We wish you the best of luck in your future career!

Excessive Heat Warning Tomorrow - Thurs 8/12☀🌡🥵- Stay indoors when possible- Hydrate by drinking plenty of water- Check ...
08/11/2021

Excessive Heat Warning Tomorrow - Thurs 8/12
☀🌡🥵
- Stay indoors when possible
- Hydrate by drinking plenty of water
- Check on those who may be at risk

Excessive Heat Warning Tomorrow - Thurs 8/12
☀🌡🥵
- Stay indoors when possible
- Hydrate by drinking plenty of water
- Check on those who may be at risk

🚨FEMA Alert System test tomorrow at 2:20 PM. 🚨
08/10/2021

🚨FEMA Alert System test tomorrow at 2:20 PM. 🚨

We'll be conducting a national test in coordination with The Federal Communications Commission of the Emergency Alert System at 2:20 PM ET this Wednesday, August 11. The test will go to televisions & radios, while specially configured cell phones will receive an emergency alert test code message. #IPAWS

More info: fema.gov/emergency-managers/practitioners/integrated-public-alert-warning-system

To clarify on the recent PA Dept of Health exemption to EMS: STEMS has been fortunate enough to not have the need to app...
08/05/2021
Pa. Department of Health extends minimum staffing exceptions for ambulance companies

To clarify on the recent PA Dept of Health exemption to EMS: STEMS has been fortunate enough to not have the need to apply for the exemption. Everyone of our ambulances is staffed with at minimum two EMTs or higher level of care (Advanced EMTs and Paramedics) before and during the pandemic and continue to do so today.

The fact that this exemption has been extended should be alarming to all Pennsylvanians as to the seriousness of EMS staffing throughout the Commonwealth.

The key component to begin fixing and improving EMS systems, not only throughout the state, but also the nation: FAIR AND ADEQUATE REIMBURSEMENT FROM INSURANCE for the life-saving services that we provide.

EMS is essential and part of the critical infrastructure that is public safety AND healthcare.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is extending an exception for minimum staffing requirements for ambulances. Despite the end of the governor’s disaster declaration, the Department of Hea…

Come join us tonight at Susquehanna Twp High School to meet and greet your local police and fire departments!
08/03/2021

Come join us tonight at Susquehanna Twp High School to meet and greet your local police and fire departments!

National Night Out will be August 3rd from 6pm to 8pm at Susquehanna Township High School. Come visit with our police department, emergency services, and other township organizations. Sarah's Ice Cream will be on site with Ice Cream and other frozen treats for sale. Visit the selfie and kissing booth with our very own Auggie. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you to our local sponsors HRG, Inc. , Eckert Seamans Attorneys at Law, and Penn Waste. Thank you to Susquehanna Township School District for their assistance.

STEMS 2021-2022 Memberships are now available!Visit our website for more information: stems.us/membership
07/30/2021

STEMS 2021-2022 Memberships are now available!

Visit our website for more information: stems.us/membership

STEMS 2021-2022 Memberships are now available!

Visit our website for more information: stems.us/membership

07/28/2021

Our membership brochures are expected to be mailed out before the end of the week!

Wishing the best of luck to our Paxton American Legion Post 730 baseball team as they take on Norchester this evening in...
07/26/2021

Wishing the best of luck to our Paxton American Legion Post 730 baseball team as they take on Norchester this evening in Ephrata. Tonight is a battle of the only 2 remaining undefeated teams in the PA state tournament. The winner tonight automatically qualifies for a trip to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in North Carolina! #community #summer2021 #Legionbaseball #americaspasttime 🇺🇸⚾️

Wishing the best of luck to our Paxton American Legion Post 730 baseball team as they take on Norchester this evening in Ephrata. Tonight is a battle of the only 2 remaining undefeated teams in the PA state tournament. The winner tonight automatically qualifies for a trip to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in North Carolina! #community #summer2021 #Legionbaseball #americaspasttime 🇺🇸⚾️

07/25/2021

2021-2022 Memberships are coming soon...

stems.us/membership

Susquehanna Township - Dauphin County, PA
Penbrook Borough
Paxtang, PA

Today STEMS attended the National EMS Memorial Service ceremony at Shumaker Public Safety Center. The Tree of Life Movin...
07/21/2021

Today STEMS attended the National EMS Memorial Service ceremony at Shumaker Public Safety Center.

The Tree of Life Moving Honors travels across the nation to honor and support the families of those EMS professionals who died while in the line of duty.

144 EMS professionals and pre-hospital clinicians were honored.

#EMS #LODD #nemsms2021

Today STEMS attended the National EMS Memorial Service ceremony at Shumaker Public Safety Center.

The Tree of Life Moving Honors travels across the nation to honor and support the families of those EMS professionals who died while in the line of duty.

144 EMS professionals and pre-hospital clinicians were honored.

#EMS #LODD #nemsms2021

🇺🇸 May you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! 🇺🇸🚗 Travel safely🏊‍♀️ Watch the kids around the pools🍔 Dont...
07/02/2021

🇺🇸 May you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! 🇺🇸

🚗 Travel safely
🏊‍♀️ Watch the kids around the pools
🍔 Dont leave your grills unattended
🎆 Obey local ordinances regarding fireworks

🇺🇸 May you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! 🇺🇸

🚗 Travel safely
🏊‍♀️ Watch the kids around the pools
🍔 Dont leave your grills unattended
🎆 Obey local ordinances regarding fireworks

06/30/2021

Four members of company 37 are currently deploying with members of PA Task Force One to assist resources on ground in Florida. Rescue proudly supports and has members of several state and federal deployment teams. Be safe!

🔥**Dangerous Heat Advisory Today**🔥Remember:💧Stay Hydrated🌡Stay cool and remain indoors when possible☀️Apply SPF Sunscre...
06/29/2021

🔥**Dangerous Heat Advisory Today**🔥

Remember:

💧Stay Hydrated
🌡Stay cool and remain indoors when possible
☀️Apply SPF Sunscreen

🥵Hottest temps of the week expected today.
🌡️Heat index values of 100-104°F in Dauphin, Lebanon, York, & Lancaster Counties.
⚠️Children, the elderly, & those with pre-existing health conditions should limit exposure.
⛈️Scattered PM storms & some heavy rain in northern PA today.
#PAwx
Tuesday 6/29 @ 5:30AM

With another summer heatwave on the horizon, make sure to check on older friends, neighbors and family.Because chronic m...
06/25/2021

With another summer heatwave on the horizon, make sure to check on older friends, neighbors and family.

Because chronic medical conditions may change the normal body response to heat and some prescription medicines may affect the body’s ability to control its temperature or sweat, people aged 65 years or older are more prone to heat-related health problems.

The CDC offers these suggestions to help you stay safe during these periods of extreme heat:
• Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. If your home doesn’t have air conditioning, contact your local health department or locate an air-conditioned shelter in your area.
• Do not rely on a fan as your main cooling source when it’s really hot outside.
• Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
o If your doctor limits the amount of fluids you drink or has you on water pills, ask them how much you should drink during hot weather.
• Don’t use the stove or oven to cook—it will make you and your house hotter.
• Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
• Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
• Do not engage in very strenuous activities and get plenty of rest.
• Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.

With another summer heatwave on the horizon, make sure to check on older friends, neighbors and family.

Because chronic medical conditions may change the normal body response to heat and some prescription medicines may affect the body’s ability to control its temperature or sweat, people aged 65 years or older are more prone to heat-related health problems.

The CDC offers these suggestions to help you stay safe during these periods of extreme heat:
• Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible. If your home doesn’t have air conditioning, contact your local health department or locate an air-conditioned shelter in your area.
• Do not rely on a fan as your main cooling source when it’s really hot outside.
• Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
o If your doctor limits the amount of fluids you drink or has you on water pills, ask them how much you should drink during hot weather.
• Don’t use the stove or oven to cook—it will make you and your house hotter.
• Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
• Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
• Do not engage in very strenuous activities and get plenty of rest.
• Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.

Thanks to Commissioner Pyne for this special treat this morning-they are very much appreciated! 🍩
06/24/2021

Thanks to Commissioner Pyne for this special treat this morning-they are very much appreciated! 🍩

Thanks to Commissioner Pyne for this special treat this morning-they are very much appreciated! 🍩

06/12/2021

🎓Congratulations Susquehanna Township School District High School Seniors Class of 2021!!!🎓

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 🇺🇸

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 🇺🇸

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 today’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! 🍪🚑💨
04/03/2021

Thank you to Girl Scout troop 10908 for your support and your generous donation! Both are very much appreciated! 🍪🚑💨

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; Derrick Hall, Greater Valley EMS; Phil Salamone, Lower Alsace EMS; 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!

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108 Short St
Harrisburg, PA
17109

General information

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

Telephone

(717) 545-0842

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24/7/365 Emergency Ambulance Coverage
Non-Emergency Wheelchairs Transports
Non-Emergency Ambulance Transports
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Beginning in 1954 as a volunteer civic EMS agency, Progress Ambulance provided ‘Life Squad 9’ to the residents of the Progress Community in Harrisburg Pa. In the 1980’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 MICU’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 ‘How Can EMS and Safety Partners Help Promote the Program?’ with downloadable handouts to share this information for community outreach.
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