York Ambulance Association

York Ambulance Association Donation

LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER CONTRIBUTES TO YORK AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION

Encourages Others To Do The Same

Troy Williams of Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty presented a check for $2,000.00 to the York Ambulance Association, Inc. (YAAI) on Friday, June 7, 2019.  The contribution is for the YAAI’s ongoing capital fundraising campaign.

When asked about the donation, Williams said, “When I was approached by members of the YAAI board about stepping up, it was a no brainer.  YAAI is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and they do so much good in local communities (of York, South Berwick, and  Rollinsford, NH).  My family personally needed ambulance services last year and I really don’t know what the outcome would have been if this organization wasn’t available to be there for us.”

Last year alone, YAAI provided 2,200 emergency transports and 450 non-emergency transports. The Association’s 16 Paramedics, 10 Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and 12 Emergency Medical Technicians make sure teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In addition, Blood Pressure and Glucose Checks and CPR and Choke Classes are provided. YAAI also makes sure there is coverage at parades, fireworks, and all of the York High School and Marshwood High School home football games.

“On behalf of the York Ambulance Association, we extend our sincere thanks for your ongoing support and your investment in this community-wide partnership for excellence in emergency medical transportation,” Karen Uebele, Campaign Chairwoman for the York Ambulance Association stated in a letter.

Williams went on to say, “I encourage anyone who can give to this capital fund to do so.  I hope no one ever needs emergency services, but the peace of mind that comes from knowing the YAAI is there is priceless.  The health education and medical screenings that (they) provide are also incredibly valuable.”

For more information about the York Ambulance Association, Inc., call the office at 207-363-4403 or visit www.yorkambulance.com.  

Featured in this photo: Troy Williams (Owner of WRP), Karen Tucker (Chief of Operations) Josh Allen, Ronnie Holman, Jason Dotson

Featured in this photo: Troy Williams (Owner of WRP), Karen Tucker (Chief of Operations) Josh Allen, Ronnie Holman, Jason Dotson 

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    BONUS!

    York Ambulance Association Interview:  

    WRP sat down with Karen Tucker, Chief of Operations to learn more.

    WRP:  Why did you decide to pursue this career?

    KT:  My dad was a firefighter and I really like helping people.  Also, I was influenced by the show “Emergency.”  I was 16 when I started a Junior service in my town.

    WRP:  How does one become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?

    KT:  The state offers classes and you have to put in 400 hours between classes and internships which are called “Ride Times.”  There are three levels: Basic EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic.

    WRP: What does a typical day look like?

    KT:  The days start out the same.  We have a crew on 24-7 so the incoming team gets feedback from the crew that’s leaving.  We check and clean the ambulances and make sure the building is clean.  We have an apartment upstairs with sleeping quarters, kitchen, and living room and that gets cleaned every day, too.  After that, we are on standby.  Time is filled with studying or office work.

    WRP:  Is this your busy season?

    KT:  Yes.  In the summer, the population explodes and we see a rise in calls from 3-4 a day to 10-12 a day.

    WRP:  What do you want people to know about YAA?

    KT:  A lot of people don’t realize that it is a private non-profit.  We get some money from the town, but is nowhere near what it costs to maintain the services we provide.

    WRP:  What are the benefits of it being a non-profit?

    KT:  A lot of people have grown up in town that work for us so they go above and beyond doing extra things that a for- profit won’t do because we truly are part of the community.

    WRP:  What is the goal of the capital campaign?

    KT: Our needs are ongoing.  Currently, we are in need of a new ambulance.  The ones in South Berwick are from 2002 and 2010.  York’s are from 2006 and 2010.  We have had one remounted where the box is taken off and a brand new chassis is installed.  It is less expensive to do that than a brand new ambulance which costs about $265,000 today, but that costs around $100,000 so the need for funding is very real.

    WRP: So any amount helps?

    KT:  Yes.  We appreciate any donations no matter how large or small.

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