Citizens Hose Ambulance Service is a combination career/volunteer Emergency Medical Services provider licenced by the PA Department of Health (ALS Ambulance Service licence #02022), providing professional emergency and non-emergency services to Harrison Township and surrounding communities.
Citizens Hose operates under the medical command of Allegheny Health Network: Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison Township. We run out of one single station at 965 Burtner Road, staffed 24/7/365 by professional Paramedics, EMTs, and Drivers with four Advanced Life Support Ambulances and two Wheelchair Vans.
Citizens Hose is proud to be the primary EMS provider to Harrison Township. We also assist surrounding communities such as Tarentum, Brackenridge, Fawn, New Kensington, Lower Burrell, East Deer, Frazer, Freeport, and Sarver. We receive primary mutual aid assistance from A-K Pulsar Paramedic Response, Eureka Community Ambulance, Freeport EMS, East Deer EMS, as well as support from other area services.
Citizens Hose EMS provides medical standbys for multiple types of events. We provide standbys for Highlands School District sporting events as well as at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver.
Citizens Hose runs around 4500 total calls for service annually. Approx. 2600 of these are ambulance transports, including 911 calls, emergency interfacility transports, and non-emergency stretcher transports. The rest of these calls include refusals, standbys, cancellations, and wheelchair van transports. In 2015, Citizens Hose ran 2550 Transports (not including standbys, refusals, or W/C Transports)
All transportation, billing, subscription, and other EMS related questions can best be answered Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, when our EMS Supervisor is in the office.
- Supervisor- Jim Erb
- EMS Chief- Matt Rusiewicz