Who We Are
Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad, a non-profit, emergency ambulance service, was incorporated in 1959 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Located in Middletown Township, it serves residents of that municipality and the neighboring Boroughs of Hulmeville, Langhorne, Langhorne Manor and Penndel - an area encompassing more than 25 square miles.
Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad continues to make great strides to remain on the leading edge of emergency medical care for the patients and communities we serve. The number of emergency requests for service continues to rise, exceeding 5,000 in 2014. The demand for our specialty Bariatric Support Unit ("BSU-168"), utilized to provide safe transport for larger patients, has far exceeded expectations, not only from our primary coverage area but from other areas of Bucks County. We are pleased to be able to provide this important mutual aid service. Our emergency medical providers continue to serve you with first-rate equipment,
and they undergo rigorous training to maintain the highest level of competency year-round.
Penndel-Middletown is also very proud of its commitment to disaster preparedness and response for this region. The Squad maintains a "Special Service" unit, which has specialty equipment for assisting firefighters and other first responders in the event of a large-scale event. Communications equipment, tents, misting devices, and other materials are stocked and maintained for immediate response in the region. The Squad also maintains a specialty trailer called a Medical Surge Equipment Cache (MSEC), which is part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 's Medical Surge System . The trailer allows for a mobile hospital to be set up in any open space, such as a school or gymnasium, facilitating the rapid and immediate triage and treatment of medical and traumatic emergencies during a disaster.
The dedicated personnel of Penndel-Middletown Emergency Squad take pride in following our founders' mission to care for the sick and injured in the municipalities that we serve. Our cadre of volunteer and compensated emergency medical
providers remains vigilant and prepared to provide excellent care and timely service when you need it. As you can see, in addition to essential EMS, we provide multiple specialty services that provide much-needed support to our
community in times of disaster.