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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care instruction attended by responders

posted Oct 10, 2017, 10:26 AM by Admin 72

Over the last weekend of August, several responders from Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association participated in the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Class offered by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, held at the Harrisburg campus of HACC.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is a 16 hour instruction in the response to an active shooter event, and the delivery of responder and patient care throughout.  Students are instructed in working directly with law enforcement during an event, as well as different methods of delivering patient care and evacuating them to safety.  Although it is the hope that SSARA will never need to use these skills, we wish to remain vigilant in the face of current trends, and be prepared for such an eventuality.

The training was initially developed for use by the military, and was modified by the NAEMT for civilian purposes.

Every second counts during a fire, police, or medical emergency!

posted Jul 21, 2017, 6:07 AM by Admin 72   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 6:08 AM ]

Order your address marker to help responders quickly locate your residence.

Misting Fans Purchased

posted Jul 11, 2017, 12:36 PM by Admin 72

With the warmest days of the summer yet to come, Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association recently purchased three new misting fans, for the purpose of fire scene rehabilitation. 

These battery-powered fans will operate up to three hours on a single charge and connect either to a five gallon bucket or to a garden hose.  With overexertion and medical emergencies showing as one of the leading causes of death to firefighters, Silver Spring Ambulance and Rescue Association takes seriously its responsibility to provide support and rehabilitation to firefighters at the scene of emergencies.  The new misting fans will not only offer welcome relief to firefighters at  a scene, but will also assist EMS  by helping to create a common gathering point for firefighters in need of rehabilitation.  The misting fans were purchased at the beginning of summer and one will be kept on each of SSARA's ambulances.

National Night Out

posted Jul 11, 2017, 12:11 PM by Admin 72   [ updated Jul 11, 2017, 1:48 PM ]

Come Join us at Stony Ridge Park on August 1, 2017 for  National Night Out.  We look forward to seeing you!

Continuing Education Date Correction

posted Nov 11, 2016, 8:37 AM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Nov 11, 2016, 8:37 AM ]

The Medical Care During Active Assailant Incidents course will be offered twice.  The corrected date for the second offering of this course is Wednesday, November 16th. The original announcement incorrectly listed Saturday.

Saturday, November 12th at 5:00pm

Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00pm

Visit for additional information.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

posted Oct 7, 2016, 4:59 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 4:59 PM ]

In support of breast cancer awareness, our crews may be seen wearing our special edition breast cancer awareness shirt while serving the community.   How do you support breast cancer awareness?

Update: Comcast Business Phone Outage

posted Jul 12, 2016, 3:31 PM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 11:51 AM by Admin 72 ]

Update: Phone service has been restored. As a reminder, our station/office line is intended for non-emergency business only. In the case of an emergency, dial 911 immediately.

Original Notification:
Comcast Business is experiencing an outage across the northeast. Our office/station phone service is impacted. This outage DOES NOT impact emergency response. As always, citizens should dial 911 in the event of an emergency.

We will update our website and social media when the outage has been mitigated.

Find Us on Instagram

posted Jun 27, 2016, 12:44 PM by Admin 72   [ updated Jun 27, 2016, 12:49 PM ]

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share and connect our community through a series of pictures. On occasion, we will snap a photo allowing you to experience Silver Spring Ambulance out in the community. We look forward to expanding our social media presence with Instagram.

Find us on Instagram with the username: 


posted Jun 20, 2016, 9:10 AM by Justin Eberly   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 9:10 AM ]

Silver Spring Ambulance & Rescue Association joins the Silver Spring Township Parks & Recreation Department in a cooperative summer-long social media campaign. Both entities will utilize the hashtag #SilverSpringSummer on their official social media platforms, encouraging residents to Get Active! and highlight the countless opportunities for summer fun in Silver Spring Township. 

Residents can contribute to the conversation by tagging their own posts with the hashtag. Some of the most inspirational posts will have the opportunity to be featured both on the official social media pages and at the BBQ & Bluegrass Festival on Sunday, August 9th . 

Silver Spring Ambulance plans to share a variety of health and safety tips. Silver Spring Township Parks & Recreation plans to highlight the seven township parks, feature popular recreational activities, and demonstrate good stewardship and outdoor ethics. 

Follow Silver Spring Ambulance & Rescue Association at: 
Twitter: @SilverSpringEMS 
Instagram: @SilverSpringEMS 

Follow Silver Spring Township Parks & Recreation at: 
Twitter: @SSTRec

National EMS Week

posted May 17, 2016, 7:21 AM by Admin 72   [ updated May 17, 2016, 7:22 AM ]

Thank you to the many that have expressed their appreciation already this week. As we celebrate National EMS Week, we would like to recognize our providers that are "Called To Care" for our patients and the community.

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