The Millcreek Paramedic Service is giving us an inside look at what it’s like to be a first responder as today marks its 20th Anniversary.
On average, crews at Millcreek Paramedics run on about 9,000 responses a year and today, we got to be with them as they responded to a call.
As the Millcreek Paramedic Service honors their 20th Anniversary, they let us ride along with them to see what it takes to save a life.
After checking all of the equipment and medicine, the crews are now ready to head out on a call. Paramedics tell us on average, they can answer about 20 calls per shift.
Back in the 90’s, before MPS started, Millcreek Fire Departments would have to double as an ambulance service and that would take some time.
Mike Corsi, Chairman and Board of Directors for Millcreek Paramedic Service, tells us, “A volunteer in the middle of the night, they’re sleeping, so they got to get out of bed and go to the station, pick up the ambulance and go to a call, now our people, they’re staffed and ready to go.”
Corsi says he’s proud of how far the company has come. He says it’s been “an interesting journey, an educational journey, but one that was necessary for Millcreek Township and all the people who visit.”
Over the years, MPS staff has grown to more than 70 paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and nurses who are available every hour, every day.
The Operations Manager for Millcreek Paramedics tells us he hopes they can expand even more in the upcoming years.