Peters Township, Pennsylvania

 
 

Peters Township Ambulance Service


Sponsored by VFW Post 764
300 Municipal Drive
McMurray, PA  15317
724-941-4700

 
Mr. Thomas McMurray, Director
Michael Shultz, Supervisor
 
Peters Township Ambulance Service provides quality emergency care to several areas.  These areas include Peters Township, North Strabane Township, The Borough of Finleyville and Nottingham Township.  Our Ambulance Service also provides non-emergency transports on a case to case basis that meet medical necessity and are approved by the patient’s insurance carrier.
 
Peters Township Ambulance Service operates three (3) fully equipped ambulances that have been licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  We have approximately thirty (30) paid and volunteer members of the ambulance service including Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and office personnel.  Emergency services are provided by trained and licensed Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians.
 
Memberships to the Ambulance Service are available for $55.00 annually.
 

Emergency Tips:

  1. Dial 911 for emergencies
  2. State your name, address, phone number & location of the victim
  3. Indicate the nature of the emergency (if known)
  4. After dark, turn on outside lights so the residence can be easily identified
  5. Try to stay calm, comfort the patient, help is on the way
  6. Ensure that your house number is clearly displayed and visible from the street
  7. Please have all pets secured in a bedroom or another room that the patient is not in.  Even the friendliest pets could cause harm to emergency personnel in times of distress.
  8. Do not delay summoning 911 at the fires signs/symptoms of a stroke.  These signs/symptoms may be confusion, facial droop, slurred speech, AND/OR weakness or paralysis to one or more extremities.  The likelihood of a full recovery from a stroke is lessened with every minute, every hour.
  9. In a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or “mini-stroke”, the signs/symptoms listed above could last only seconds to minutes.   Please, do not delay or refrain from getting emergency medical treatment.  TIAs are usually a precursor to a more severe stroke.
  10. Get medical treatment at the first onset of signs/symptoms of cardiac related chest pain.  “Time is heart muscle”.  Delaying emergency treatment of a heart attack could cause debility or, in the worst case, death.

 

Programs:

Community CPR Training can be provided.  All courses taught follow current American Heart Association Guidelines.  Courses provided include, Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver First Aid and Heartsaver CPR & AED.  All courses are taught at the ambulance base located at 300 Municipal Drive, McMurray.  On-site training will be considered for companies/organizations requiring certification for multiple individuals.  Please call the Ambulance Base for cost and questions at 724-941-4700.

Speakers Bureau can arrange for a guest speaker for your next organization, Scout or School program.  Programs available include; stroke (CVA), Heart Attack (myocardial infarction), Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Bicycle Safety and What To Do In An Emergency.  There are other programs that can be made available upon request.  Please call the Ambulance Base to schedule a program at 724-941-4700.

 

Ambulance Memberships:

Membership Form - pdf

The main source of funding for the ambulance service is through memberships from residents in the areas of which we serve.  Peters Township Ambulance Service does not receive any tax funds.  Peters Township does purchase memberships for the Senior Citizen permanent residents living within Peters Township. 

The cost of emergency care begins at the base rate of $755.00 for Basic Life Support (BLS) and $1,135.00 for Advanced Life Support (ALS).  Members, including Senior Citizens, will be billed 50% of any deductible, co-pay or other amount their insurance carrier does not pay.  Non-members are responsible for 100% of any amount not paid by their insurance carrier. 

There are three (3) types of memberships available to residents.

First, the Family Membership is unlimited emergency transports to a local hospital (Canonsburg, Washington or St. Clair) for a minimum donation of $55.00 a year.  Emergency transports to a Pittsburgh hospital will be provided on a case to case basis depending upon the patient’s condition at the time of transport as well as weather conditions, time of day and traffic all the while working within our policies and procedures.

Second, Nursing Home Memberships are available and provide the same services as the Family Membership.  The Nursing Home Memberships are also $55.00 per year.

Lastly, Peters Township Senior Citizen Memberships are provided by Peters Township for any resident 65 years of age or older that is a permanent resident of the Township.  These memberships provide all of the same services as the Family and Nursing Home Memberships.  There is no minimum donation required; however, if a Senior Citizen would like to make a monetary donation, any donation will be accepted.

 
 
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