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Basic & Advanced Life Support

When you dial 911, Erie County Department of Public Safety dispatch center will dispatch a West County Paramedic Association with a paramedic and EMT, along with your local fire department ambulance. Call 911 for any life threatening emergency, such as heart attack, severe fall, an automobile accident, an illness, etc. Calling 911 provides the fastest possible response from Emergency Personnel. Read more...

Wheelchair & Medical Taxi Transport

WCPA provides Wheelchair transportation on a non-emergency basis. This includes hospital to hospital, home to hospital, or hospitals to home.  Special event's such as weddings, funerals, etc. if drivers are available. Read more...

Non-Emergency Medical Stretcher Transport

WCPA provides medical stretcher transportation on a non-emergency basis. This includes hospital to hospital, home to hospital, or hospitals to home.  Special event's such as weddings, funerals, etc. if drivers are available. Read more...

Welcome to the West County Paramedic Association

West County Paramedics provides Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) services along with routine medical transport and medical taxi.  Its board of directors is made up of two representatives of the seven owner departments and one associate member department which consist of Albion, Cranesville, Fairview, Girard, Lake City, Lake Shore, Platea and Springfield Fire Departments.  The office is located at 6852 Meadville Rd along with the primary headquarters for the operations.  We also have a satellite base located at Fairview Station 53, 7040 West Lake Rd. WCPA billing office also provides ambulance invoicing service for several contracted ambulance services as well as West County Paramedic Association. 
 
    West County Paramedic Association is the first and oldest operating Advanced Life Support Service in Erie County. Incorporated in 1979 as a single staffed volunteer ALS unit, today we currently operate 2, ALS Licensed ambulances, 3 BLS licensed ambulance, 2 ALS response vehicles, 5 wheel chair vans which are licensed by the Public Utility Commission.  We operate under the Pennsylvania State Regional Medical Protocols adopted by the Department of Health through the regional EMS Council known as EMMCO West, located in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Our Medical Director is Dr. Chris Cammarata from UPMC Hamot. 

Now accepting applications for the following positions. 

Paramedic - Part-time 24 hours a week.

Job Description: The role of the Paramedic is to provide basic and advanced life support in the pre-hospital setting to the sick and injured and to transport to the appropriate facility safely and efficiently either emergent or non-emergent.   Evaluates the patient and relays pertinent information to the accepting facility and/or medical command physician and implement appropriate medical interventions according to established protocols or physician's orders.  This job can require heavy lifting and moving of patient and requires a full range of body movements including but not limited to bending, kneeling, crawling and reaching. 

Qualifications:  Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have a valid driver's license.  Must be certified as an EMT-Paramedic by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and possess a current certification in BLS-CPR as recognized by the current regulations of the EMS Act.  Demonstrated competency in all required skills.  Must also possess current ACLS certification on hiring.  Candidates must receive Medical Command authorization from our Medical Director.  Must have EVOC and have completed all required yearly training for EMSVO.   You must be able to perform at the highest level in dynamic, stressful and rapidly changing environments. 

 

Wheelchair Transport - Part-time 20-30 hours a week, possible Full-time 40 hours a week with some overtime.

Job Description: Drivers provide a critical service to wheelchair bound individuals by safely moving, securing and transporting them from place to place, which includes hospitals, nursing homes, doctor's offices and any other approved facility or destination.  This job requires frequent lifting and moving of patients, and requires a full range of body movements including bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, kneeling and reaching.  Excellent manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination is required.  Job requires safely operating vehicles and safely transporting patients in all traffic and weather conditions.

Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have a valid driver's license.  Minimally required to hold one of the following: Certified first responder or EMR by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, First Aid card from American Heart Association or equivalent course of study.  In lieu of one of the above listed certifications you must also hold a valid CPR card.  If you have EVOC is a plus.  Must be able to professionally interact and communicate with medical professionals, patients, relatives of the patient, facility administrators and co-workers.  You must be able to perform at high-level in dynamic, rapidly changing environments.  Due to regulations set forth by the PA Public Utility Commission, applicant must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire.   

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Contact Us:
Emergencies: DIAL 9-1-1
Non-Emergency: (814) 774-3915
Fax Number: (814) 774 8045

Address:
West County Paramedic Association 
6852 Meadville Rd.
Girard, PA 16417

Hours:
Calls Answered 24 hours per day, year-round.


Office Hours:
Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4:30pm
Weekends CLOSED

INCIDENT INFORMATION

Emergency:                 Non-Emergency:
    2017: 2,579                      2017: 7,323 2016: 2,816                      2016: 7,894
 2015: 2,873                      2015: 7,838
 2014: 2,618                      
2014: 8,604
 2013: 2,582                      
2013: 9,079
        

WEBSITE INFORMATION

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