Shaler Area Emergency Medical Services, Inc.

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Issues: Health

Location: P.O. Box 431. 1465 Glenn Ave. Glenshaw PA 15116 USA

Mission: Shaler Area EMS (SAEMS) was created in 1993 when Shaler Township's fire departments merged their emergency medical operations to improve efficiency through greater economies of scale. SAEMS' seeks to provide the best possible emergency medical care to those who work, live, commute, and shop in Shaler Township. SAEMS fulfills a basic community need by providing pre-hospital care to those who find themselves in life-threatening situations. SAEMS believes that all communities should have access to high quality and efficient emergency medical care.
Programs: SAEMS operates three programs. The first and most important is responding to calls for emergency assistance. In Fiscal Year 1995 SAEMS responded to 2,208 calls for help. Secondly, SAEMS provides the elderly and chronically ill with access to medical facilities by offering non-emergency ambulance and wheelchair van transportation. In Fiscal Year 1995, SAEMS performed 413 non-emergency and wheelchair van transports. Finally, SAEMS also conducts a community training program where citizens are trained in valuable lifesaving skills such as CPR and first aid. These activities have helped to save numerous lives.

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