About EMS West

1002 Church Hill Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15205

Main Office Number: 412-242-7322     Main Fax: 412-787-2340

1411 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, PA 15846

Main Office Number: 814-834-9212     Main Fax: 814-781-3881


EMS West is a nonprofit (501.C.3) corporation which provides technical and financial assistance to the development of a coordinated emergency medical services system primarily throughout sixteen counties in western Pennsylvania.

Within its region, EMS West is responsible for:

  • Licensure of Ambulances
  • Training and Credentialing of EMS Personnel
  • Accreditation of Medical Command Hospitals and other Medical Command Facilities
  • Accreditation of Training Institutes
  • Quality Assurance within the EMS Community
  • Public Information and Education
  • Data Collection regarding EMS activities

We perform a dual role.  We represent the interests of the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and we represent the interests of both the general public and the EMS / Emergency Response community to the Department of Health. 

Additionally, we offer to the EMS community a major training conference, "EMS Update", every year in March.  We also host various activities to recognize the contributions made by EMS personnel.

Our office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Please note that EMS West follows the state holiday schedule.


2016-2017 ANNUAL REPORT

The annual reports list the activities and accomplishments for fiscal year 2016-2017. They are located below.

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry.

 

Follow the easy directions to our Pittsburgh office (located in the Robinson Township municipal complex):

   FROM THE EAST (INCLUDING I-79):

Take US22W/US30W toward the airport

Take the Ridge Road exit and turn right at the traffic light onto Campbells Run Road

Travel approximately ¼ mile and turn left onto McMichael Road

Travel approximately 500 feet and turn left onto Church Hill Road

Travel approximately 200 feet and turn right onto Zesta Drive

Our entrance is on the left –

   FROM THE WEST, TRAVELING EAST:

Take US22W/US30W toward Pittsburgh

Take the Ridge Road exit and turn left at the traffic light, crossing back over the Parkway

Turn right onto Campbells Run Road

Travel approximately ¼ mile and turn left onto McMichael Road

Travel approximately 500 feet and turn left onto Church Hill Road

Travel approximately 200 feet and turn right onto Zesta Drive

Our entrance is on the left – PLEASE PARK IN THE EAST LOT ACROSS THE STREET ON ZESTA DRIVE

Note: Blue awnings are above our front door.

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Our Kersey office is located on PA 255

 

 


EMS West Executive Board

 

Charles Cressley          Douglas Garretson          Mark Giannetti          William Groft          Dr. Greg Hellier          Michael McAllister

Robert McCaughan      B.J. Pino                       William Plunkett        Greg Porter           Rodney Rohrer          Tracy Zents

Paul Paris, M.D. (ex officio)            Thomas McElree, Executive Director (ex officio)

 

EMS West Corporate Board

 

Richard Adobato          Eric Brewer          Emily Bunnell          Joanne Cook          Christopher Dell          Pete Frejkowski

Darrick Gerano             Jay Grinnell          Rod Groomes          Tim Hallam             Jason Hayes              Ed Heltman

JR Henry                     William Hess         Gary Jewart           Tina Marshall           Robert McLafferty      Mary Parana

Myron Rickens              Stephanie Ruhlman          Jim Sadler          Wayne Steele          Debbie Thomas

 

Regional Medical Directors

Paul Paris, M.D.

Richard Wadas, M.D.

Tabatha L. Jeffers, D.O.

 

AttachmentDateSize
[file] EMSI 2011-2012 Fact Sheet.pdf04/12/13 4:16 pm23.85 KB
[file] 2011-2012 Annual Report FINAL.pdf04/12/13 4:19 pm3.58 MB
[file] 2012-2013 EMSI ANNUAL REPORT FINAL.pdf06/19/14 9:21 am2.61 MB
[file] 2014AM Report.pdf11/12/14 3:05 pm4.23 MB
[file] Partnership Agreement Press Release.pdf12/10/14 1:18 pm166.49 KB
[file] 2015 REPORT.pdf07/14/15 2:55 pm1.96 MB
[file] EMSI 2015-2016 ANNUAL REPORT FACT SHEET.pdf07/25/16 12:00 pm2.24 MB
[file] EMSI 16-17 Facct Sheet.pdf07/31/17 11:14 am992.53 KB
[file] EMMCO East 16-17 Fact Sheet.pdf07/31/17 11:15 am788.65 KB
[file] 2017 EMSI Save the Date.pdf08/01/17 4:02 pm293.68 KB
[file] EMS West Fact Sheet.pdf08/17/17 1:23 pm247.44 KB