Yardley-Makefield Emergency Medical Services (YMEMS) has served Lower Makefield Township, Yardley Borough, and portions of Upper Makefield Township since 1955. The rescue squad’s mission is to provide the most advanced and efficient emergency medical care possible to the residents of the community, as well as, educate and promote health and safety awareness.
YMEMS is comprised of both career and volunteer members at various levels of training who maintain staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Personnel are among some of the most highly trained Emergency medical Technicians and Paramedics in the area. They are required to attend continuous training and re-certification courses designed to ensure they are as up to date on current treatment practices as possible. Recently, the members of YMEMS began a fellowship program in conjunction with St. Mary Hospital of Langhorne during which they accompany the head physician of a variety of departments during his assessing and treating of patients. This gives EMS personnel an opportunity to familiarize themselves with all aspects of patient care at the highest levels.
The rescue squad is a non-profit organization that is governed by a volunteer board of directors, as well as, their career chief and deputy chief. There are 3 ambulances maintained and run out of the rescue squad including 1 Basic Life Support (BLS) vehicle and 2 Advanced Life Support (ALS) vehicles.
In addition to providing ambulance services, the rescue squad is an approved Bucks County EMS training site. They offer stand-by services in the community for sporting events, school functions, etc. CPR, First Aid, and other educational opportunities are available much of the time.
They are also an approved safety seat inspection station offering the community car seat installations, inspections, and education. Appointments may be scheduled with the business office for either the 2nd or 4th Tuesday of each month. Donations are greatly appreciated as this is provided at no charge to the community.
YMEMS offers the community an excellent opportunity to volunteer their time and services while providing a supportive learning environment to those interested. Applications are readily available at the building for anyone interested in either an educational and fun volunteer experience or a rewarding career opportunity. Inquiries are always welcome at (215) 493-4222, or for a tour of the building please drop by 1140 Edgewood Rd next to the Lower Makefield Township building.