Lower Valley Ambulance Service EMS
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO LOWER VALLEY AMBULANCE SERVICE
Lower Valley Ambulance Service is now your designated EMS agency, effective October 1, 2016. Please consider a subscription, as it can save you hundreds of dollars if you ever need an ambulance. Click on this link: LOWER VALLEY SUBSCRIPTION FORM for information related to their subscription program. You can print it out from your computer printer and mail it.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
LOWER VALLEY AMBULANCE SERVICE
P.O. BOX 13
CHESWICK, PA 15024
*The Subscription is valid OCTOBER 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2017
Any Questions? Call (724)274-4155
HOW TO CALL AN AMBULANCE
Follow these Steps:
1. Take a deep breath and take a few seconds to collect yourself.
2. Dial 911 (US), 999 (UK), 000 (Australia), 112 (Europe) or another emergency number for your country.
3. Ask the operator for an ambulance.
4. Give them the following:
• your location
• the number of the phone you are calling from, if you know it.
• If you are in a public place- give the operator the nearest intersection or landmark (example First and Main street).
• Tell them your name, the injured person’s name and why you need an ambulance. Relate as much medical history possible.
5. Stay calm and follow their advice. They will stay on the phone until the police and/or an ambulance arrives to assist you.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL AN AMBULANCE?
Ask yourself the following questions:
• Is the victim’s condition life-threatening?
• Could the victim’s condition worsen and become life-threatening on the way to the hospital?
• Could moving the victim cause further injury?
• Does the victim need the skills or equipment of paramedics or emergency medical technicians?
• Would distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in getting the victim to the hospital?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES or if you are unsure, it’s best to call an ambulance. This is true even though you can sometimes get to the hospital faster by driving than by calling an ambulance. Paramedics and emergency medical technicians communicate with the physician in the emergency department by radio. They are trained to begin medical treatment on the way to the hospital. This prevents any delay that could occur if the patient is driven to the emergency department. The ambulance can also alert the emergency department of the patient’s condition in advance.