Allegheny County Station 590

 

 

Committed to Our Residents and Visitors

Since 1976

Serving Jefferson Hills Borough

Serving Union Township (Washington County)

Serving Forward Township

Serving West Elizabeth Borough

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History of Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance

 

Prior to 1975 emergency medical transportation was provided by the Borough of Jefferson Police Department. The police department maintained a station wagon (car #34) that was equipped with a gurney requiring two-people to operate it, oxygen, and basic medical supplies. This vehicle was referred to as car #34. Most of the police officers had minimal first aid training for many years prior. When the police were dispatched to a medical emergency, a police officer would drive to the borough building, leave his patrol car and respond with the station wagon. In most cases, minimal first aid was administered; the patient was placed on the gurney, and driven to the local hospital as fast as possible with red lights flashing and sirens blaring.

Mayor Andrew Reilly recognized the need for a better way to handle medical emergencies by creating an ambulance service. In early 1974 he took his vision to the 885 Area Volunteer Fire Company Fire Chief John Lattanzi. They agreed the ambulance service should be independent of the fire services and other borough departments. Thus was the beginning of what would become the Borough of Jefferson Ambulance Association.

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1964 Cadillac Superior Ambulance



1964 Cadllac Superior Ambulance



First Modular Ambulance


Pictures provided by William Madden - History provided by Ralph Travis

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