Emergency Services

With literally hundreds of years of combined prehospital experience, a dedication to be a leader in excellence, and the support of a community-based Board of Directors; HSEMS is the area’s premier prehospital organization. Advanced Life Support: West Shore ALS provides advanced life support paramedic service to multiple municipalities in Cumberland, Perry, York, and Adams Counties, as well as numerous surrounding geographical areas. Although the primary service is provided by ALS squads, WSALS also provides Mobile Intensive Care Units for specific municipalities where HSEMS is also responsible for the basic life support service. As an expert in ALS service, WSALS also supports and provides leadership for the South Central PA Counter Terrorism Task Force and medical support for the Cumberland County Special Response Team. Basic Life Support: HSEMS provides basic life support ambulance services on an emergency basis to numerous municipalities in the Greater West Shore area. As a portion of the Cumberland County emergency response system, HSEMS also responds to assist many other municipal ambulance organizations on a daily basis. In addition to the emergency services provided to primary municipalities, HSEMS also meets the needs of citizens throughout the Greater West Shore area by providing non-emergency routine out-of-hospital transport services.