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Contributed photoNorthampton Regional Emergency Medical Services has won the 2017 EMS Agency of the Year Award. Contributed photoNorthampton Regional Emergency Medical Services has won the 2017 EMS Agency of the Year Award.

Northampton Regional EMS receives Agency of the Year Award

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council have honored Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with a 2017 EMS Agency of the Year Award during the state EMS conference.

The award honors a Pennsylvania EMS agency for its contribution to the development and growth of quality prehospital care within the community while complying with the rules and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Northampton Regional EMS is the provider of ambulance service in the communities of Allen, Hanover (Lehigh County) and Lehigh townships and Catasauqua, North Catasauqua and Northampton boroughs. Northampton Regional EMS also provides paramedic services to the communities of East Allen and Moore townships.

In addition to providing ambulance services, its community outreach hosts CarFit safety inspections for seniors, car seat safety checks and community outreach programs for stroke awareness, fall prevention, blood pressure checks and healthy steps senior safety (in conjunction with the Department of Aging), CPR certification training and many hands-only CPR classes throughout the region.

Northampton Regional EMS is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an advanced and basic life support service. It is also recognized by the following for outstanding efforts: accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a continuing education sponsor, recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as having achieved the master level of the pediatric recognition program, recognized by the Eastern Pennsylvania EMS Council as a Gold Standard of Excellence provider in the region, recognized by the American Heart Association as a GOLD Mission Lifeline Performance Achievement EMS Agency for its accurate recognition and advanced care in treating patients who are experiencing a heart attack and recognized by local hospitals for its continued excellence in prehospital heart attack recognition and treatment.