MR. G's STEPS UP TO HELP STEMS WIN THE $50,000 CHALLENGE
THE DATE: Saturday, August 9, 2014
THE PLACE: Mr. G's 3745 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, 17110
THE TIME: 3:00 pm until ??
THE COST: $5.00 Cover
5 BANDS! FOOD SPECIALS! RAFFLES!
PLEASE COME OUT
HAVE A GREAT TIME AND SUPPORT STEMS
HELP US WIN THE $50,000 CHALLENGE
FOR 2014 AND IN ADDITION TO A $40,000 FUEL ALLOWANCE, THE SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ALSO INCLUDED AN ADDITIONAL $50,000 APPROPRIATION FOR SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP EMS (ROUGHLY 5% OF OUR ANNUAL BUDGET). THOSE FUNDS WENT TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF TWO AMBULANCES.
LAST YEAR, MEMBERSHIPS AND DONATIONS FROM SUSQUEHANNA TWP. RESIDENTS TOTALED ABOUT $81,000. WE HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL $50,000 FROM NEW MEMBERSHIPS, DONATIONS AND GRANTS OVER LAST YEAR'S AMOUNT BETWEEN NOW AND SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ANOTHER $50,000 APPROPRIATION IN THEIR 2015 BUDGET.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
ALONG WITH A MEMBERSHIP PLEASE PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION. *
CONTACT ELLIOT MARKOVITZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AT 717-545-0842 OR EMarkovitz@stems.us FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
* Susquehanna Township EMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible. Please consult your accountant or tax advisor.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF SUSQUEHANNA TWP. EMS?
PLEASE HELP US SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO HELP YOU
Our 2014-2015 membership brochure is now available on the website and will be arriving in your mailboxes shortly. Each year, we must overcome new challenges such as: increased costs coupled with decreasing insurance reimbursements; to maintain our high standards of patient care that you deserve. Yet, over the years, we have seen an unfortunate decline in memberships; especially among families. And that's why we need your help.
Here some of the reasons we hear about why residents of Susquehanna Township, Paxtang Borough and Penbrook Borough do not join:
- "You are all Susquehanna Township employees and my property taxes pay for the ambulance service."
Susquehanna Twp. EMS is NOT another branch of Susquehanna Township government like the police or highway department. We are a private 501(c)(3) non-profit company run by a Board of Directors. While Susquehanna Township budgeted funds to cover our fuel costs and to help with fundraising efforts, those EMTs and Paramedics that respond to your 911 calls are NOT Township employees and are NOT paid with tax dollars.
- "I'm under 30 (or 40 or 50). I won't need an ambulance for years. Why join?"
Just because you're not a senior citizen doesn't mean you can never get sick or injured. Kids get hurt, young adults get sick, accidents happen.
- "I have insurance that will pay my ambulance bill."
Not always. Recently, a woman fell and suffered a major gash to her leg. A neighbor had wrapped the patient's leg in a towel and managed to control the bleeding before we got there. We transported the patient to a hospital where she required stitches to close the wound. Her insurance company rejected the ambulance transport claim, in part, because the bleeding was controlled and she could have gone by car. This is becoming an all too common occurrence with insurance companies; especially Medicare. Not a member? You will be billed a minimum of $750 if this happens to you
Help insure that STEMS is there when you need us by filling out your membership application and sending it in. That $45 or $60 investment can save you hundreds.
At Susquehanna Township Emergency Medical Service, our vision is to be the lifesaving resource to our community.
It is the mission of Susquehanna Township EMS to help provide for the health and well-being of the citizens of Susquehanna Township, Middle Paxton Township; Dauphin Penbrook and Paxtang Boroughs; and surrounding areas.
Our Core Competencies:
- Providing prompt, reliable response to emergency dispatches.
- Providing for the recruitment, retention and training of sufficient employees and/or volunteers to accomplish our mission.
- Providing reliable, courteous medically necessary non-emergency transportation for the Central Pennsylvania area.
- Providing for training to support the mission of other emergency response providers in our response area.
- Providing for training in basic emergency response techniques to facilities businesses and personnel in our response zone to support their mission of providing care in our community.
- Providing for basic emergency response training to members of the public through community groups and associations.
To enable us to provide these services we will seek collaborative agreements with colleagues, governments, individuals and associations as appropriate.
Interested in working at Susquehanna Township EMS? Please click on the pdf link to access our employment application. Please send or bring in the completed application to our office located at 108 Short Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109. Have questions? Feel free to call either Chief DeLancey or Assistant Chief Baily at 717-545-0842. Applications may also be faxed in to 717-540-7372.
THE FLOOD OF 2011
SINCE THURDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 8th, STEMS HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE VERY ACTIVE THROUGHOUT THE AREA WITH FLOOD-RELATED EMERGENCIES ALONG WITH THE "NORMAL" CALL VOLUME.
WE PROVIDED ASSISTANCE TO NEIGHBORING SWATARA TOWNSHIP WHEN THEY WERE CONFRONTED WITH FLASH FLOODING.
ONE OF THE MAJOR "CHOKE POINTS" RESULTING ON THE CLOSURE OF US ROUTE 22/322 IS THE DAUPHIN NARROWS. STEMS CREWS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FLOODED AREA HAVE PROVIDED ASSISTANCE GETTING PATIENTS ACROSS ON BOATS AND NATIONAL GUARD VEHICLES AND THEN COMPLETING THEIR JOURNEY TO AREA HOSPITALS, SPECIALTY CLINICS AND DIALYSIS CENTERS.
ALSO LOOK FOR PICTURES IN THE "ABOUT US" SECTION.