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About the Emergency Health Services Federation
We are the Regional EMS Council for the eight counties of southcentral Pennsylvania.
Our mission is to develop, maintain, and improve the EMS system for Adams, Cumberland,
Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties. Although we have been
a designated Regional EMS Council since the inception of the initial EMS Act, we were an
EMS-centric organization for over 30 years.
You might know us as the folks you call with questions about your continuing education
credits or the next step in the EMSOF process. We are the individuals who come to your station
to inspect your organization as part of PA EMS Licensure. We are also the faces you see when
you are taking your practical examination.
But did you know that we were the group who lead the way with the Statewide Recruitment
Initiative, or the BLS CPAP program? Or the work that we do to improve our region's preparedness
and that we've coordinated two deployments of resources from our region for Katrina, then Gustav.
Our region is made up of some new faces, and some very seasoned personnel. Our office is no
different. We have some individuals you've dealt with for decades and we have great new staff
We don't talk much about our organization, as we have created a culture of putting you first.
Our region has been impacted by several line of duty deaths, the Nickel Mines School shooting,
and TMI. However, it never ceases to amaze everyone that the providers and our staff working
together seem to always handle the events professionally with an overflow of compassion. We
stick together when it matters. As we live in this area, we have a personal stake in meeting
our mission statement.
“We are commitment driven to enhance quality EMS in southcentral PA.”
As we purposely try to function as a lean organization with less than 10 fulltime staff, we
rely heavily on the dozens of volunteers serving on our many committees. And we are always
looking for more vlounteers. We are not content staying the course. We want to be known as the
best EMS System in the country.