The Palmyra Ambulance Association (Palmyra/Cinnaminson/Riverton EMS), was formed in 1921 and has the distinction of being the “Oldest Volunteer Squad” in the nation. The squad is a non-profit organization and is not part of any fire district or fire department. We depend on your generosity during our fund drive.

We offer emergency medical service to the tri-boro community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone 15 years of age or older is eligible to become a member. Training is provided, all we ask is that you have the desire to help your neighbors and the squad. We have a “Riding” status that requires training. The riding members are the EMTs you see on the streets. We also have an “Associate” status for those who do not wish to ride. Our Associate members help with the vital behind-the-scene jobs that keep the squad running. No matter what type of membership you desire, you will be helping both your neighbors and the squad.

If you would like to join, contact Chief Doug Wickizer at (856) 829-0500

Message from the Chief

Dear Friends,
On behalf of our outstanding group of volunteer and career Emergency Medical Technicians and our dedicated associate members, I would like to welcome you to our newly redesigned website!
Over the past ninety years our tools and techniques may have changed, but our mission remains the same. We are neighbors serving neighbors in times of need and providing the highest level of pre-hospital care.
While we hope you will never need us, know that our organization is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ready to answer your call. This is possible through your generous donations from our yearly fund-drive, which helps provide the equipment, training and staffing that keeps our community protected with the highest level of care possible.
I hope that you find our new website a tool to find out about ways to keep you and your loved ones healthy, recent news from Station 809, and ways to get involved by volunteering, taking a CPR course or having our Community Outreach department visit your organization.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Very truly yours,
Chief Doug Wickizer

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