The Blairstown Ambulance Corps was established in 1952 after a resident fell and had to wait two hours for help. A group of concerned men from town met and agreed to start a nonprofit volunteer ambulance and rescue squad to serve the community. The squad answered its first emergency call on June 30, 1952. The squad answered 44 calls that first year. In the year 2004 the squad responded to a record 882 calls
Who We Are
Blairstown Ambulance Corps members are your neighbors who volunteer their time and energy to provide you with professional pre-hospital care. These volunteers receive continuous training in order to meet your emergency needs. They receive no pay, only the pride and satisfaction that comes with helping others.
Training & Qualifications
Volunteer members undergo approximately 220 hours of intensive training to become EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). EMT training includes all procedures necessary for basic life support, assisting paramedics with advanced life support, and defibrillator training. All trained members are required to maintain their qualifications with mandatory training on an ongoing basis. This consists of 48 continuing education training hours every 3 years to maintain the State EMT Certification. Many other mandatory squad hours include drills, maintenance of equipment, parades and other related classes.
The Blairstown Ambulance Corps is a private nonprofit corporation. We receive financial support from the townships we serve, however, the majority of our operation funds are provided through donations from residents of the townships we serve (see corps data). It is primarily public generosity that enables us to continue providing superior, cost-free volunteer services to the community. The Blairstown Ambulance Corps needs your financial support.