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Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day

EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss, August 29

We celebrate Labor Day across the country to recognize the achievements of American workers and the contributions they made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. Labor Day also marks the unofficial end of summer. Highways and recreation areas will be busy as people take advantage of the remaining good weather. Boating, swimming, motorcycle riding, grilling, camping and hiking ... (Full Story & Photos)

SCCEMS Releases Its 2013 Annual Report

EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss, August 18

Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services released its 2013 Annual Report today. This report has been developed annually over the past decade as a review for our citizens, municipalities and supports of the fiscal and operational highlights of the past year.

Copies of the 2013 Annual Report are available for review below or downloading at the About Us/ Corporate Governance tab of the website.... (Full Story & Photos)

Happy 4th of July!

EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss, July 03

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!... (Full Story & Photos)

New Paramedic Unit Placed into Service

EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss, June 17

SCCEMS placed a new MEDIC 94 paramedic unit in service today. The 2014 Ford Explorer replaces a 2012 Ford Explorer that was damaged in a property damage accident in April. The new unit will be based out of the Jennersville station with the MEDIC 94-1 designation.

The out of pocket costs for the new vehicle were minimized due to the utilization of insurance funds, salvage revenue and reutilization ... (Full Story & Photos)

Passing of Col. Edward "Ed" Atkins, Director of Emergency Services

EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss, June 10

Chester County Department of Emergency Services Director Colonel Edward "Ed" Atkins passed late yesterday afternoon following a brief illness.

Ed Atkins’s life was dedicated to his wife and children, to the defense of the United States of America and in public service to the people of Chester County, Pennsylvania. A son of Harold (Cy) and Doris Atkins, Ed grew up in Yardville, New Jersey with his ... (Full Story & Photos)

National CPR and AED Awareness Week

EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss, June 05

June 1 through 7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week and the American Heart Association has created additional Hands Only CPR videos. Hands-Only CPR has just two simple steps: 1) If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1; and 2) Push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive.” Click on link to check out the video and send ... (Full Story & Photos)

Its Hurricane Preparedness Week!

EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss, May 30

Before the Hurricane Season - What to do now:

-Make an emergency kit -Buy a weather radio -Subscribe to ReadyNotifyPA -If you have a special need, register in our Special Needs Registry at -Buy non-perishable food and store drinking water -Trim trees and shrubbery so branches don't fly into your home -Clear clogged rain gutters and downspouts -Check your flashlights and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Memorial Day Safety Tips

EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss, May 24

Memorial Day weekend is upon us. It is a time for us to remember the sacrifice of those that have served this country. It also signals the start of summer. Schools will be out in a couple of weeks and summer vacation planed are being finalized. The Memorial Day weekend is when many private, public and home swimming pools open as well as grills are cleaned off and readied for summer cook-outs.

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2014 Dispatches
Jan 251
Feb 235
Mar 237
Apr 251
May 274
Jun 243
Jul 229
Aug 222
Sep 0
Oct 0
Nov 0
Dec 0
Total 1942

Past Incidents
2013 2957
2012 3078
2011 3349
2010 2993
2009 2888
2008 3076
2007 2980
2006 2620
2005 2742

2014 Incidents By Municipality-District 1
E.Nottingham 106
Elk 20
Franklin 48
Highland 13
Londonderry 37
L. Oxford 77
New London 64
Oxford 334
Penn 335
U. Oxford 58
West Grove 48
W. Fallowfield 48
W. Nottingham 64

2014 Dispatches By Nature
Medical 1513
Motor Vehicle Accidents 109
Cardiac Arrests 20
Falls 85
Other Trauma 62
Standby's 21
Total 1810

2014 Incidents By Municipality-District 2
Avondale 27
London Britain 30
London Grove 161
New Garden 286
W. Marlborough 19
Mutual Aid 86

2014 Patients By Hospital
Jennersville 762
Brandywine 10
Chester County 109
Christiana 250
duPont Childrens 53
Lancaster General 42
Other 20
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