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  • 2021 Stats:
    PMES Volunteers responded to 188 Ambulance Service calls in 2021!
    Interested in how you can volunteer with PMES? Learn more here...

  • News events archive for 2022:

  • Boosting Traffic Law Awareness:
    With 2021 preliminary data showing as much as a 10% increase in deaths on our roadways, the Pennsylvania State Police and PennDOT are marking Pennsylvania's Highway Safety Law Awareness Week, Feb. 20-26, by focusing on laws that impact crashes and fatalities each year.
    Distracted Driving: Pennsylvania's texting-while-driving ban prohibits as a primary offense any driver from using an interactive wireless communication device to send, read or write a text-based communication while his or her vehicle is in motion.
    Seat Belts: Pennsylvania law requires any occupant younger than age 18 to buckle up when riding in a vehicle, as well as drivers and front-seat passengers. Children under the age of 2 must be secured in a rear-facing car seat, and children under the age of 4 must be restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children must ride in a booster seat until their eighth birthday.
    Impaired Driving: Pennsylvania law prohibits individuals from driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. Penalties for driving while impaired depend on the individual's level of impairment and prior offenses and can include up to $10,000 in fines, up to five years in prison, up to 18 months license suspension, one year of ignition interlock, and more. For more information on the penalties, check out Pennsylvania's DUI Law.
    Speeding: Pennsylvania law on speed restrictions requires motorists to drive at reasonable and prudent speeds for the current conditions. Drivers must drive at a safe and appropriate speed when approaching and crossing intersections, railroad grade crossings, curves, hill crests, narrow or winding roads, and when special hazards exist with respect to pedestrians, other traffic, or weather or highway conditions.
    Pennsylvania's Young Driver Law: Pennsylvania licenses young drivers through a three-stage program, reflecting the driver's gradual progression in skill, experience and decision-making ability. The law has proven effective in reducing crashes and fatalities for 16- and 17-year-olds.
    For more information on PennDOT's highway safety efforts visit,

  • EMT Basic Course at White Mills Fire Department - White Mills PA.
    Start date: Thu Apr 7 2022 6:00 PM, Tue & Thu Evenings 6:00 PM - 10 PM, Occasional Saturdays
    The EMT course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the EMT, as well as operational aspects of the job which they will be expected to perform. The course consists of approximately 60 lessons involving approximately 188 hours of classroom and field training. Specific objectives of the course are: 1) teach students the overall role and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both the emergency care and operational aspects of the job; 2) develop student skills in patient assessment and all emergency treatment procedures, and 3) develop student skills in the use and care of all equipment required to accomplish the job. The course is taught to the new National Education Standard.
    This course is designed for all individuals desiring to provide emergency medial care with an ambulance service or other pre-hospital rescue service, routinely providing emergency care. Persons enrolling in the course are required to read, write and have good oral command of the English language. Enrollees must be sixteen (16) years of age at the start of the class. A photo ID must be presented on registration night. Must have proof of a Booster Tetanus shot within ten years and a current TB test.
        COURSE FEE:
    The fee for the course, including all instructional materials and supplies is $650.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to EMSNP and must be submitted with the course registration form. Any person who has not pre-registered must be prepared to make full payment to EMSNP on registration night. A $20.00 charge will be applied for any returned checks. All students will be responsible for the NREMT Cognitive Computer Adaptive fee. See the NREMT website at for current fee.
    Individuals should pre-register by completing the enclosed application and return it with $450.00 registration fee to EMSNP. Deadline for pre-registration is MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022. Individuals who fail to pre-register will be accepted on a "space available" basis. The registration fee will be applied toward the course fee of $650.00. Applications received without payment of the registration fee will be deemed not to have pre-registered.
    Download the Announcement here.   Download the Course Application here.

  • Stay Alert in Work Zones, Emergency Response Scenes:
    Work Zone Awareness Week Apr 11-15: Drivers are encouraged to always proceed with caution through construction zones. It is equally important to drive carefully when you come upon an accident or other emergency response scene.
    An Apr 2022 accident in Dauphin County claimed the life of a roadside technician who was tending to a broken-down vehicle. This is the fifth accident in Pennsylvania in the last nine months that has resulted in loss of life for an emergency responder.
    State law requires drivers approaching emergency response scenes to change lanes or slow down to no more than 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit for all emergency responders. Failure to do so carries fines, penalties and points to the violator's driving record. More information about the law is available here.
    When you encounter work zones, PennDOT offers the following tips: drive the posted work zone speed limit; stay alert and pay attention to signs and flaggers; maintain a safe distance around vehicles; use flashers if traveling slowly; avoid distractions; and be patient.
    Whether driving through a work zone or an emergency response scene, please slow down and be alert. The men and women working at these locations are parents, children, siblings and spouses. They deserve to return home from work each day safely.
    For more information on PennDOT's highway safety efforts visit,

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