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Jackson Twp & Kingston Twp Appoint Back Mountain Regional EMS to Provide Ambulance Service
Back Mountain Regional has been named as the official service for Jackson Township and Kingston Township. This change was made after the Jackson Township Ambulance and the Trucksville Fire, Rescue & EMS companies announced they had decided they could no longer provide ambulance services due to the cost of staffing a 24 hour per day service.
PA DCED Cooperative Partnership Leadership Award 2014
Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS And Hanover Township Community Ambulance Association, Inc.
Since 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic
Development has recognized one newly formed Fire and Emergency
Service partnership that exemplifies the highest level of professional
dedication and public service through excellent organizational and
intergovernmental cooperation. This year’s award winner is Back
Mountain Regional Fire & EMS and Hanover Township Community
Ambulance Association, Inc.
During the summer of 2009, members of Dallas Fire and Ambulance
and Lehman Fire and Ambulance of Luzerne County met to discuss the
benefits of sharing resources and combining organizations to become a
stronger, larger organization and to meet the increasing demand for
emergency services in the Back Mountain region. After many meetings,
in December 2010 both companies agreed to move forward with plans
Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS from Dallas, PA Recipient of ems AGENCY OF THE YEAR award
The 2013 Pennsylvania State EMS Awards were held on Saturday, November 23rd at the Radisson Harrisburg Hotel and Conference Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. These annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have provided outstanding community service as part of Pennsylvania’s emergency medical services system. The awards ceremony is presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council.
Geisinger Health System Awards
Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS was recognized by Geisinger Health System for their exceptional response time, which is well below the national standard. Our “door-to-balloon time” (a time measurement for emergency cardiac care) of 911 dispatch to hospital procedure time is averaged at less than 60 minutes, while the national goal is to be below 90 minutes.
Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS Participates In PA State Recognition Program
Recently the Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS completed the PA State Recognition Program sponsored by the Fire Commissioners Office.
The voluntary fire fighter certification program is a legislatively mandated system promulgated by Act 1989112, repealed Act 1995-61. The Voluntary Fire Fighter Certification Program allows for the certification of any Commonwealth resident, 18 years of age, regardless of religion, gender, or natural origin. Commonwealth emergency responders have and opportunity to participate in and be recognized as a certified fire professional at various levels in accordance with nationally recognized and sanctioned Professional Qualifications standards.
On January 1, 2013 Back Mountain Regional Fire & Ambulance and Lehman Twp Fire Rescue-EMS joined forces and have become the Back Mountain Regional Fire and EMS. We would like to thank the members of both organizations for their continued efforts in serving our Back Mountain communities.
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