Mount Pleasant EMS
30th Anniversary - 1976-2006
Director, Albert Dawson Jr.
Assistant Director, Rob Govern
Medic 10 Phone: 724.547.4620
Mount Pleasant EMS, was
founded in 1976. A group of ten members of the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire
Department Rescue Squad realized the need to have two separate volunteer
emergency service providers for Mount Pleasant Borough. With increasing
skills needed for both Emergency Medical Services and Fire Services, and the
increasing call volume in both areas, the ten members petitioned the Mount
Pleasant Borough to separate from the Fire Department.
Mount Pleasant EMS has been providing Volunteer Emergency medical Service to the residents
of Mount Pleasant Borough and surrounding communities since its inception.
Mount Pleasant EMS moved into their new station at 100 East Main Street, Mount
Pleasant Borough, PA 15666 in 1980. The building that had three bays and a
small area for meetings and offices was funded by a Community Block Grant
and the ground was donated by the Levin Family of Mount Pleasant. Mount
continued to see a rise in call volume over the years and had to increase
its fleet of ambulances.
A two story addition was dedicated
in 1993 and is now providing a state of the art training facility where
public CPR, first aid and community activities are facilitated. Mount
Pleasant EMS has
also provided EMS continuing education for its members and the surrounding
ambulance services. Mount Pleasant EMS participates with the Penn State Continuing
Education Program as a satellite for EMS training.