Unity Service Ambulance, Squad 36-9,
was formed in 1978 by a group of township residents who volunteered their time to help
their neighbors. We are located in South Harrison Township, Gloucester County New
Jersey, about 40 miles from Atlantic City and about 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Pa.
We started out with a used, white Cadillac station wagon ambulance 24 years ago.
Today, we are still a dedicated group of township residents volunteering our time
to help our neighbors.
We are a Basic Life Support (BLS) unit
with about twenty members on the roster, about half of
which are "active" and respond regularly to calls. We run about 200 calls per year, with
around one-third being "mutual aid" or "second ambulance" for
surrounding communities. Our average response time, from when we are toned out to having our rig on the
road, is about 8 minutes - and in most cases, an EMT will go directly to the scene
of the emergency and begin to provide treatment prior to the rig's arrival.
Our current ambulance is a
2002 "box" type, made by PL Custom, mounted on a Ford chassis. The
value of our truck and equipment exceeds $150,000.
As a non-profit, tax exempt
organization, your donation to us may be deducted on your itemized federal income
Like so many other volunteers
organizations around the world, we cannot pass up the chance to remind you to
your time to help save lives. Nor can we stress enough the importance of learning
first aid and CPR. Learn it for your family.
We hope the following pages will give you an insight into the
concerns we face daily and what you can do to help us help you. Additionally, the
FIRST AID 101 page may give you some helpful hints in case of an
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