From time to time, it becomes necessary for a community organization, school, or business to request that an ambulance stage at the scene of a special event, and it has always been the policy of Lower Providence EMS (LPEMS) to provide this valuable service. As you are surely aware, the cost of staffing an ambulance has become increasingly more expensive and it is impossible for our organization to provide this service without compensation. As such, LPEMS has adopted this Stand-by policy which is intended to better service the community and allow us to prepare in advance for your special event.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT): A first responder trained to care for patients suffering basic life support emergencies, such as falls, fractures, nausea, vomiting or dizziness.
Paramedic: A first responder who is trained to care for patients suffering from advanced life support emergencies, such as cardiac and/or respiratory events, or serious trauma.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance: A fully staffed BLS crew, with two EMT’s, that is capable of handling basic life support emergencies, such as falls, fractures, nausea, vomiting or dizziness. If an emergency exceeds the appropriate level of care for an EMT, the BLS crew will start care and call for the appropriate level of care as needed.
Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance: A fully staffed ALS crew consists of one paramedic and one EMT and is capable of handling emergencies such as a cardiac or respiratory event.
Dedicated Crew: An ALS or BLS ambulance and crew that is committed to your event and will not leave to handle other emergencies dispatched by Montgomery County Radio.
Non-Dedicated Crew: An ALS or BLS ambulance that will standby at your event, however, they remain “on status” and will leave to respond to emergencies as dispatched by Montgomery County Radio, and return to your event upon resolution of said emergency.
Please determine the level of care and crew type you require for your event, then complete the form below. Remember, it is important to give us as much notice as possible due to the limited resources available, as all
standby requests will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. LPEMS reserves the right to deny any request based upon concurrent requests, 911 emergency medical needs, staffing and equipment availability. If your event takes place outside of our primary response area, please contact the local EMS agency prior to requesting our services.
Dedicated BLS crew: $350 for three hours of dedicated coverage,
$125 for each additional hour
Dedicated ALS crew: $500 for three hours dedicated coverage,
$160 for each additional hour
Non-Dedicated crew: $60 per hour
EMT (no ambulance): $150 for three hours of dedicated coverage,
$40 for each additional hour.
Paramedic (no ambulance): $200 for three hours of dedicated coverage,
$55 per hour for each additional hour.
Terms and Conditions
LPEMS reserves the right to refuse any request regardless of ability for reimbursement.
Stand-by requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, and therefore in order to ensure that we have the requested crew and equipment available, it is in your organization’s best interests to contact LPEMS with your request with as much advanced notice as possible.
An invoice will be sent and payment in full is expected prior to the event.
If payment in full is not received by the day of the event, LPEMS reserves the right to cancel the event’s services without notice.
Stand-by Requests may be cancelled without charge up to one week prior to the event by written notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations with less than one week notice shall be charged in full.
LPEMS reserves the right to discontinue and/or refuse Standby services without notice to any event or organization based upon previous lack or lateness of payment or failure to comply with LPEMS’ Standby request procedures.
LPEMS reserves the right to cancel services without notice at anytime based upon the emergency needs of the community.
Events or Organizations that wish to request relief from the charges for services may submit a written request to LPEMS at P.O. Box 8, Eagleville, PA 19408 to be considered by our Board of Directors. When making such request, please be mindful that LPEMS is a non-profit organization, and therefore a request for a waiver of fees for a non-profit sponsored event is not enough merit on its own to have the waiver granted.