FWM Volunteer Emergency Squad

If you have an emergency requiring an ambulance please dial 911.  The Squad  does bill Medicaid/Medicare and all insurances for transportation costs.  Your membership will pickup any expense that your insurance doesn’t.  This is a very good reason to support the Squad with an annual donation during their annual fundraising mailing.

The ambulance is not available for non-emergency calls.

Howand Comstock was the spearhead behind establishing the FWM Volunteer Emergency Squad back in 1958 and served as the Squad’s first President.  Charter Members include but are not limited to John Decker, Clesson Shotwell, Nelson Garnett, Donald Wintermute and Clyde Farr.

Currently, the Squad has 14 EMT, Emergency Medical Technician responders and four qualified EVO, Emergency Vehicle Operations driver.  A volunteer can receive training to drive the ambulance and does not have to be an EMT.  There is a required course to be an EVO driver.  The training course is only several classroom hours and a driving test.

Anyone who’d like to contribute some time as a volunteer can begin responding as a EVO/driver.  An interested party could even strive to become an EMT if they so desired.  Some begin as an Aid with first aid and CPR training.

Volunteers are also welcome to assist in station tasks such as cleaning, helping with fundraisers or vehicle maintenance.

The Squad meets monthly, the second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ambulance Garage located at 264 Schoolhouse Hill Road, Mehoopany.  If you are interested in volunteering, please attend one of our meetings or call 570-833-2092.

Present Officers are:

President Richard Hersh
Vice President Donna Bartron
Secretary Angie Taylor
Treasurer Cathy Walters
Captain John Taylor
Directors John Decker, Carolyn Decker, Angie Taylor and John Bartron

The Squad’s service area is Forkston, Mehoopany, North Branch, half of Windham and Washington Townships.

The Squad does an annual fundraiser, which is an annual mailing soliciting donations.  These funds are used to purchase medical equipment, training and maintain equipment.