Westwood EMS Expands to Advanced Life Support
 
By Westwood Newsdesk
April 22, 2020
 

Today, the Westwood Fire Company formally announced the transition of it’s Wagontown Ambulance Division to include Advanced Life Support (ALS) services. This addition of Advanced Life Support will provide several of the Townships serviced by the Westwood Fire Company Ambulance Wagontown Division with an invaluable emergency medical service asset located inside these communities it serves.

After several years of planning and implementation, the Westwood Fire Company Ambulance Wagontown Division has completed all licensure requirements for ALS ambulances as dictated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. This includes the staffing of both a Paramedic and an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) on each ambulance unit, designated as a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU).

Two (2) Advanced Life Support MICUs have been placed into service as of the time of this release. These units will provide ALS services to our community around the clock, every day of the year.

Improved Emergency Medical Service to Western Chester County with the addition of MICU 144 & MICU 244, Westwood Fire Company Ambulance Wagontown Division will be providing Western Chester County with much needed relief to the Advanced Life Support system currently in place. The addition of these two ALS ambulances will provide faster and more comprehensive care to the citizens of West Caln, Wallace, and West Brandywine Townships. We also continue to provide Basic Life Support services to areas of East Brandywine Township. It is and always has been the goal of the Westwood Fire Company to provide an unmatched level of emergency medical care to any patient that we encounter, and the addition of these services will help ensure that this goal is met.

The Advanced Life Support units of the Westwood Fire Company Wagontown Division were officially placed into service as of 07:00 hours, April 15, 2020. One unit is housed and located at the Wagontown Fire Company; 412 W. Kings Highway in Coatesville and the other unit is currently housed and located at the Glen Moore Fire Company; 578 Fairview Road in Glenmoore.
Westwood Fire Company would like to thank the residents and elected officials of West Caln, Wallace, and West Brandywine Townships for their support and trust in implementing this system which will ensure for the safety of these communities for years to come. There are many other stakeholders who have made this venture possible, and they will be acknowledged at a ceremony with a date to be released at a later time.