York Ambulance Association
York Ambulance protects the entire Town of York with one ambulance staffed full
time with a Paramedic and an EMT. Three full time Paramedics are scheduled to work
two 24 hour shifts per week and four part time Paramedics scheduled on Saturdays.
The 14 EMTs are licensed at either the Basic Level or the Intermediate Level and
work 12 hour shifts on a per-diem schedule.
York Ambulance started in the 1972 as the first ambulance service in the Town of
York, staffed with just a handful of volunteer crew members and operating with a
second hand truck parked in the crew chief's front yard. In the 1980's York Ambulance
had advanced to staffing licensed EMTs and Paramedics with one staffed ambulance
and a back-up Ambulance. In the 1990's a third ambulance was purchased for non-emergency
transport service but was later discontinued in 2002. In 2005 the EMS Bike hit the
streets, patroling York on weekends, holidays and parade days to provide care within
the town. The bike was purchased through donations and is staffed with either a
Paramedic or an EMT. In 2006, the two oldest ambulances were replaced with a new
truck with modern technology and a new paint scheme of red, black and white.
With an increase in emergency calls in the past 10 years, York Ambulance relies
on off duty personel to staff Ambulance 2 when multiple calls come in at once. In
the event Ambulance 2 cannot be staffed, York Ambulance relies on mutual aid from
AMR or Ogunquit Fire Department. Since the beginning, York Ambulance has been a
self sufficient organization and has relied on donations and transport fees. In
2007, York Ambulance received funding from the Town of York for $40,000.00 per year
to help with the increase in operation costs. York Ambulance would like to thank
the citizens of York for their continued support.