In 1972 a woman broke her leg in front of Lesswing’s Hardware store in York Village, less than a quarter of a mile away from York Hospital.
She waited a full hour and fifteen minutes for Earle’s Ambulance to respond from Kittery to deliver her to the hospital for treatment. The Lesswings, Henry Cadwalader, Lynn Perkins and Steve Moore all formed a committee so that York could have its own ambulance and no one would have to wait that long for transportation and treatment again. Back then the ambulance was an old hearse and the crews were all volunteers, eager to help anyone who needed it. They received Red Cross First Aid training and worked in three person crews. there was no garage so the ambulance was stored at Mary Andrews’ house and crew members were paged for emergencies.
TODAY WE CONTINUE…
Our stations in both York and South Berwick house a full time crew that responds 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Paramedics, EMT’s and drivers are dedicated professionals prepared to provide excellent care for you or your loved one.
Advanced Life Support
Basic and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians
Non-emergency Medical Transfers
Become a member!
Single Membership (1 person) or Family Membership (2 or more people) As a member, the cost of one emergency trip can save you from $450 or more depending on the level of service needed.
Business Membership Your employees and customers who receive emergency medical services from York Ambulance on your premises will not be charged a “patient due balance” after all insurances have covered their portion.
Donations in Kind, in Memory of a Loved One, or to the Capital Improvement Fund are gratefully accepted. Please pay by credit card online, or make checks payable to York Ambulance and mail to York Ambulance Association, Inc, PO Box 238, York, ME 03909.