Dewey Fire Co. Ambulance Squad is a part of the Dewey Fire Company No.1 in Hellertown, Pennsylvania. Our station consists of 5 Pennsylvania Department of Health Licensed ambulances, 3 of which can be ALS (Paramedic equipped) at any time, 1 ALS/BLS Non-transporting Squad and 1 ATV. Full and Part time career staff of 47, consisting of 27 EMTs & 20 Paramedics; and volunteer members consisting of 4 EMT’s and 2 First Responders.
Dewey EMS provides Basic & Advanced Life Support services to the Borough of Hellertown and all of Lower Saucon Township. Dewey EMS also assists communities surrounding the Hellertown/Lower Saucon area including; Freemansburg Borough, Williams Township, Bethlehem Township & Bethlehem City, all in Northampton County, Fountain Hill, Upper Saucon & Salisbury Townships, Lehigh County and Upper Bucks County.
The EMS staff is lead by 4 personnel within the department. While the positions of Chief and Assistant Chief are elected by the company, the positions of Lieutenant are appointed with the consent of the current officers. The EMS Supervisor and Administrative Assistant are hired by the Chief and Assistant Chief.
|Chief||Kyle Bartholomew, EMT||
|Assistant Chief||Chris Scherer, NREMTP||
|EMS Supervisor||Evan Reese, RN, MSN, PHRN||
|Administrative Assistant/Privacy Officer||Christine Lanning, EMT||13-76|
Dewey EMS is a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council, which is a six county governing body for the PA Department of Health. All EMS agencies in the following counties are required to go through licensing by the Eastern PA EMS Council; Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Monroe, Carbon & Schuylkill Counties
Dewey EMS receives mutual aid support from a multitude of stations. This is mainly due to our extensive coverage area. For Basic Life Support, we receive help from the following agencies; Bethlehem Township Vol. Fire Co. EMS (N.C. St. 17), Easton Emergency Squad (N.C. St. 20), Upper Saucon Township EMS (L.C. St. 72) and Upper Bucks EMS (Bucks Cty.141/142).
Dewey EMS also receives ALS or Advanced Life Support Mutual Aid. The main ALS service that we receive assistance from is Bethlehem City EMS (N.C. 10) We also gain ALS support from the following agencies; Bethlehem Township VFDEMS (N.C. St. 17), Upper Bucks Regional EMS (Bucks Cty. 141/142), Easton Emergency Squad (N.C. St. 20), Suburban Rescue (N.C. St. 27), Upper Saucon Township EMS (L.C. St. 72), St. Luke’s Emergency Transport (LC. St 73) and Lehigh Valley Hospital MedEvac 1, 2, 4, or 7 from Lehigh Valley Health Network. or Lifeflight 6, which is part of the St. Luke’s University Health Network/Geisinger Health Network partnership.
In an effort to provide the best EMS service possible, we transport patients to the closest appropriate facility.