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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 Transports

WCPA provides non-emergency transports. This includes hospital to hospital, home to hospital, or hospitals to home. 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. 

EMS / Firefighter Positions:

West County Paramedic Association is opening up applications for our newly formed EMS / Firefighter position.  The hired personnel will be staffing a local fire station Monday-Friday 6a-6p.  Full-time and Part-time hours available. 

Full-time position will offer medical, dental and vision insurance after 60 day probationary period.  STD/LTD and life insurance police after 90 days. PTO offered after one year of employment.

Stop by to get an application or message our FB page to receive one via e-mail or messenger.

Job Description: These staff positions shall respond on all types of emergencies that the fire department is dispatched to.  They will also conduct regular maintenance duties, attend public relations functions and perform safety training for the community as needed.  

Qualifications: Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have a valid driver's license.  Must be certified as an EMT or higher with EVOC and EMSVO current.  Essentials of FireFighting w/Live Burn or FF1.  Basic vehicle rescue technician.  Hazardous Materials Operations Level or greater w/annual refresher.  Preferred Pumps 1 or Driver Operator pumper certification.

 

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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:

  • 2013: 2,582                          2013: 9,079
  • 2014: 2,618                          2014: 8,609
  • 2015: 2,873                          2015: 7,838
  • 2016: 2,816                          2016: 7,894
  • 2017: 2,829                          2017: 7,857
  • 2018: 2,911                          2018: 7,155
  • 2019: 2,449                          2019: 7,042   As of 10/23/2019
       

WEBSITE INFORMATION

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