Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
Our annual fund drive is underway. If you have not received the letter, you can stop by our station to pick one up. We also can get one mailed out to you.
Friday, September 16th, 2022
This October, during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the non-profit PulsePoint Foundation is rewarding communities for identifying and registering AEDs. Each AED registered from October ...
Monday, July 25th, 2022
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Medic 336-2 was dispatched to a vehicle accident with injuries at Skippack Pike and Legat Lane on Sunday afternoon. Chief 336 arrived on location and reported a working field fire with a telephone po...
Thursday, July 14th, 2022
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We want to thank Skippack Pharmacy for their donation of water, it is greatly appreciated!
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

TEXT-TO-911

In Montgomery County, you can send text messages from your wireless phone to 9-1-1 in an emergency. At this time, Text-to-911 is only available to subscribers of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile.

Text-to-911 may be most helpful in these emergency situations:

  • By individuals who have speech or hearing impairments, or who are having a medical emergency that renders them incapable of speech;
  • Or in instances when making noise may endanger the caller, such as a home invasion/robbery, or instances of domestic violence or an abduction.

HOW TO TEXT 9-1-1 IN AN EMERGENCY

Only use Text-to-911 in an emergency and if you are unable to make a voice call.

  1. Enter the numbers 911 in the "To" field.
  2. Describe your location - Text your exact location, address, and municipality (township or borough).
  3. Describe the situation - Text what emergency help is needed.
  4. Push the "Send" button.

Ensure that your message is concise, and does not contain abbreviations or slang. As you wait for a response, remain calm. Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker.

CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN'T

Text-to-911 is an important tool to enhance communications with the public in an emergency, but it has many limitations. It's important to keep these things in mind:

  • As with all text messages, text messages to 9-1-1 may take longer to receive, may get out of order, or may not be received at all.
  • Voice calls are real-time communication and text-to-9-1-1 is not.
  • 9-1-1 call takers will not be able to hear any background noise that could help with assisting during the emergency.
  • A Text-to-911 message that hits a cellular tower outside of Montgomery County will connect to the emergency communications center where the tower is located. They may not be able to transfer the communications directly to Montgomery County.
  • Location information will be limited to the cell tower that your cell phone is communicating through. We won't automatically know where you are.
  • A text or data plan is required to place a Text-to-911.
  • Text-to-911 conversations cannot include more than one person. Do not send your emergency text to anyone other than 9-1-1.
  • Don’t abuse Text-to-911. It is only for emergencies. It's also a crime to text or call 9-1-1 with a false report.
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2022
Our annual fund drive is underway. If you have not received the letter, you can stop by our station to pick one up. We also can get one mailed out to you.
Friday, September 16th, 2022
This October, during Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, the non-profit PulsePoint Foundation is rewarding communities for identifying and registering AEDs. Each AED registered from October 1 through 31 will gain you an entry to win one of ten $500 Amazon gift cards.
Monday, July 25th, 2022
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Medic 336-2 was dispatched to a vehicle accident with injuries at Skippack Pike and Legat Lane on Sunday afternoon. Chief 336 arrived on location and reported a working field fire with a telephone pole and primary power lines down.
Thursday, July 14th, 2022
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We want to thank Skippack Pharmacy for their donation of water, it is greatly appreciated!
Sunday, May 15th, 2022
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May 15-21, 2022, is the 47th annual National EMS Week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities.NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week acti...
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022
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At 19:22 hrs Medic 336 along with Skippack Fire Company was dispatched to a one vehicle accident vs a telephone pole with possible roll over. One patient was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
Friday, May 6th, 2022
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On May 6 around 17:33 hrs, due to our truck being on a call, medic 308 covered us on a one vehicle accident vs. a telephone pole. One patient was evaluated and transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
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Yesterday we placed our new heart monitors in service. Today we placed another piece of technology in service to further help our staff in the field.Through the EMSOF grant, we were able to purchase Microsoft Surface Tablets.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2022
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Thank you Stephanie Macaluso for all of your hard work! We greatly appreciate it!
Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
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With the hard work from the grant writer and our staff, we have officially placed our Lifepak 15 monitors in service.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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We are happy to announce that we have recently taken delivery of 3 new LifePak15s! We are excited to put these in service very shortly! Thank you to Jacky for all of her help!We also have to thank Bill Van Etten for writing the grant that allowed us to purchase the new monitors.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
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Yesterday was a very difficult day for the Montgomery County first responder family as Chief Sisca was laid to rest. We had the honor of having one of our crews covering for Trappe EMS to allow their members to attend the services for Chief Sisca.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
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TEXT-TO-911In Montgomery County, you can send text messages from your wireless phone to 9-1-1 in an emergency. At this time, Text-to-911 is only available to subscribers of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile.Text-to-911 may be most helpful in these emergency situations:By individuals w...
Sunday, February 6th, 2022
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SPECIAL DELIVERY! Skippack EMS crews assist the stork with a special delivery!This morning, our crew was honored to deliver a healthy baby girl. Chief 336 and EMT Trout both earned their first stork pins in assisting Medic Evans in the delivery.
Monday, January 31st, 2022
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Medic 336-2 was dispatched to a vehicle accident on valley forge road. Deputy 336 arrived on scene and upgraded the crash to a rescue with one door to go. The two vehicle accident required ambulance from Plymouth Community Ambulance Association - Medic 308 to assist.
Sunday, January 2nd, 2022
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We are hiring part time EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
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Santa will be visiting our friends over at the Skippack Fire Company in Friday and Saturday. Check out their Facebook page for more details. Skippack Fire Company Facebook Page
Monday, December 6th, 2021
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The Officers and Members wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Dickey family on the passing of Wilson "Skip" Dickey Jr.Skip was a former Trustee and a staunch and vocal supporter of SEMS over the years.
Saturday, December 4th, 2021
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A reminder about Operation Christmas Kids Toy Run. We are accepting new, unwrapped toy donations in our lobby. These toys go to Bryn Mawr and St Christopher's Hospitals for the kid who need to be in the hospital over the holiday.
Friday, January 15th, 2021
Skippack EMS would like to welcome our new volunteers. Ethan CrovettiEric ShedalJacob RowlandLeigh KellySilvia Porello
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