Advanced Life Support

Many of our ambulances are also licensed at the advanced life support level by the PA Department of Health. Advanced Life Support units are staffed by one emergency medical technician and one paramedic and respond to emergency calls. Advanced life support ambulances are equipped with LifePak 10 and/or 12 cardiac monitor/defibrillators, pulse oximetry, waveform capnography units, and are also stocked with a full range of medications. They are literally an “emergency room on wheels”. Although we utilize our ALS ambulances to respond to emergency and 911 calls from stations in Forty Fort, Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre Township and Ashley, we also provide pre-scheduled ALS interfacility transport services. In addition, we partner with many communities to provide back-up 911 and/or paramedic intercept services.