Police, Fire & Ambulance
Ambler Police Officers are on duty to provide assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are 12 full time officers trained to perform to the highest of standards. Ambler maintains a fleet of 3 patrol cars that patrol the borough 365 days a year. Each patrol car is equipped with a portable defibrillation unit to help when time is most critical. The Ambler Police Department also has a Bicycle Patrolman who works closely with pedestrians and park goers. Ambler Police can be contacted in an emergency by dialing 911 any time of the day or night. You can contact the station for non-emergencies by calling the Borough Hall at 215-646-1000 x103.
About the Wissahickon Fire Company
Wissahickon Fire Company proudly protects over 16,500 people living in an area of 10 square miles. The company operates out of 2 stations (Ambler and Lower Gwynedd) that protect a primarily residential area. The company is a private company whose members are on a volunteer status.
The Wissahickon Fire Company was founded in 1891 by a group of dedicated volunteers to protect Ambler Borough and the surrounding area from fire. Today the Company consists of 85+ active firefighters, all volunteers. These men and women continue to provide primary fire and rescue services to Ambler Borough and Lower Gwynedd Township, and are called by numerous other fire companies to assist when needed. Along with traditional fire response, Wissahickon prides itself in its specialty rescue capabilities, including Vehicle, High Angle, Trench, Confined Space, Collapse, and Water Rescue. The company also responds to hazardous materials responses, searches, and investigations, and is a member of the Eastern Montgomery County Large Diameter Hose Task Force. The company maintains 10 units of fire equipment and portable equipment totaling over $3 million. The company holds weekly drills and special training at the Montgomery County Fire Academy. There is an annual fund raising campaign supported by donations from residents and businesses.
For more information www.station7.org or call 215-646-5592.
Community Ambulance Association of Ambler
The residents of our community founded the Community Ambulance Association of Ambler, back in 1941 in order to help provide emergency treatment and transportation to the sick and injured members of our community. In 2004 they moved to their present location at 1414 Butler Pike in Upper Dublin. This 19,200 sq. ft. building has living and sleeping quarters, for the crews, meeting space, and training facilities to run programs such as First Aid and CPR. The organization maintains a fleet of 3 Mobile Intensive Care Units, 1 Officer's Vehicle and 4 EMS Bike Patrol Units.
They provide Advanced Life Support coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Each ambulance is staffed with a PA Certified Emergency Medical Technician and a PA licensed Paramedic. Their invaluable volunteers supplement the staff.
There is great pride taken in equipping all of the emergency vehicles with the best pre-hospital equipment. The vehicles meet or exceed the state mandates for required equipment. Each ambulance carries a 12 lead EKG/Defibrillator. Each ambulance also carries additional equipment that assists in the handling of a variety of emergency situations and has the ability to transport 2 patients. The average life of an ambulance is 3 to 5 years. The replacement cost of a new ambulance is approximately $150,000.
They serve the communities of Ambler Borough and Lower Gwynedd as well as parts of Upper Dublin Township. They also contract emergency services for The PA Turnpike Commission and respond to all emergencies that occur between the Willow Grove and Mid County tolls. Each year they respond to approximately 2800 emergency calls in their coverage area.
The Community Ambulance Association of Ambler is an independent non-profit emergency ambulance association. While the local municipalities do make yearly donations to the organization, Ambler Ambulance is not supported by a dedicated tax from federal, state, county or local sources and relies almost entirely on billing for services rendered and their yearly subscription drive for their operating funds.
The Community Ambulance Association strives to provide the very best in pre-hospital care for the residents and businesses of our communities. Everyone firmly believes that this service increases the quality of life for everyone. Please feel free to call their office at 215-643-6517 or visit their website at www.amblerambulance.org if you have any questions or wish to volunteer your time.