Emergency Medical Services
Kirwan Heights provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to the communities of Kirwan Heights, Presto, and Heidelberg Boro. EMS is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from our main station at 1200 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017. We also have signed mutual aid agreements will Scott Township EMS, Medical Rescue Team South Authority, the City of Pittsburgh, and NorthWest EMS. Our fleet of three (3) ambulances and Rescue Squad are all licensed Advanced Life Support units through the PA Department of Health. We currenlty have a staff that consists of 10 Paramedics and 24 EMTs.
Kirwan Heights EMS also provides Non-Emergency Transport (NET) throughout Western Pennsylvania. Most of our NETs consist of transporting patients from one hospital to another for a higher level of care or transporting patients from the hospital back to their long term care facilities.
We also provide re-occuring transportation for chronic illnesses, such as hemodialysis, and Cancer treatment.
If you or your family member is in need of transport or you have questions about non-emergency transportation, please give us a call at 412.221.8382, option 1. We are glad to provide any assistance you need.
Our staff of 10 Paramedics and 24 EMTs are constantly going through training to make sure that we are ready for your emergency. Training is provided through different venues. We believe in practicing what we learn, so almost all of or training is hands-on. Our in-house and scheduled class training is all registered through EMSI and the PA Department of Health for Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
Each of our Paramedics must maintain a minimum of 18 CECs per calendar year. In addition to CECs, Paramedics must under go an annual Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills review conducted by St. Clair Hospital, our Medical Command Facility, and our service Medical Directors Dr. Kristen Seaman and Dr. Owen Traynor. EMTs are required to complete 24 CECs every 3 years. Half of all EMT and Paramedic required CECs are to be Medical/Trauma, or hands-on training.
Our staff of instructors are certified through various agencies. We are able to teach American Heart Assocation classes, VFIS Highway Safety and Emergency Vehicle Driver Training, PA Department of Health CEC approved classes, and State Fire Academy (Non-Suppression) classes.
All classes that are approved for state certification or PA Department of Health Con-Ed Credits are open to the public unless otherwise stated. For a listing of these classes, please click here. For more information, please contact us.
Community training classes are also available for Churches, Businesses, or Groups.
Our staff is ready and waiting to serve you!