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SCCEMS MEDIC 94 Celebrates 35 Years of providing Advanced Life Support Services
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By EMS Chief Bob Hotchkiss
October 15, 2018

October 15th marks the 35th anniversary of MEDIC 94 advanced life support services to the southern Chester County community. MEDIC 94(SCCEMS) began as an effort to bring advanced life support services to the southern part of Chester County. By 1983, there were three advanced life support units operating in Chester County. However, each had between a 20 –40 minute response time to life-threatening emergencies in the southern part of the County. Determined to improve the EMS care, a task force was formed to study how to implement these services.

The task force began its work in late 1982. Members of the task force included the Southern Chester County Medical Center as the major hospital in the area, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lancaster due to their existing ALS program and Paramedic Institute, St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, and representatives from the local volunteer ambulance services in Oxford, West Grove, Avondale, Kennett, and Unionville. With such a dedicated, multi-dimensional group, within a few short months, a proposal was presented and startup preparations began for MEDIC 94 under the corporate name of Southern Chester County ALS (SCCALS).

After almost a year of hard work, MEDIC 94 went into service on October 15th, 1983. Mr. Jim Goss RN served as Coordinator for MEDIC 94 as well as Director of the Emergency Department at SCCMC. Dr. Joeseph Mullen served as EMS Medical Director. MEDIC 94-1 was a paramedic intercept type unit, stationed at the Southern Chester County Medical Center Emergency Department. The unit was equipped to handle advanced cardiac, medical and trauma patients with the most modern equipment.

Now 35 years later, SCCEMS and MEDIC 94 continues to remain a leader in corporate organization and clinical excellence. We have responded to almost 100, 000 emergency dispatches and cared for tens of thousands of patients. Countless lives have been saved through the efforts of our providers. Thank you to the staff past and present, volunteer Board members past and present, local fire, EMS and law enforcement members who are truly part of our care team, our municipalities without whom we could not continue to provide the service and the community who supports us.

Units: MEDIC 941, MEDIC 942, MEDIC 943, MEDIC 944
 
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October 1983, housing of the first MEDIC 94
October 1983, housing of the first MEDIC 94
 

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