Life Lion EMS
May 19 - 25 is National Emergency Medical Services Week
At a moment's notice, Penn State Hershey Medical Center Life Lion Critical Care Transport and Emergency Medical Services teams are ready and willing to help anyone in an emergency situation. Their level of professional care and compassion is unmatched. As we celebrate National EMS Week, we thank Life Lion and all of the EMS personnel for providing lifesaving care to those in our community, and for their hard work and dedication 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Life Lion EMS is an ALS, BLS, Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) system which serves the local and regional community surrounding Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Derry Township, Lower Swatara Twp, and sections of several surrounding adjacent townships (Conewago, South Hanover, and Hummelstown Borough), as well as Palmyra Boro and surrounding Townships.
We're committed to providing the community, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and the region, with easy access to quality, efficient, out-of-hospital care in a professional, compassionate, and caring environment.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center operates and directs Life Lion EMS system for south central Pennsylvania. Continuing education classes and continuous quality improvement are provided for our regional EMS units.
Penn State Hershey Life Lion Emergency Medical Services accepts applications from time to time for Emergency Medical Technicians and EMT-Paramedics. Full-Time EMT positions fall under the Teamster's Union Local 776, and are not always open to hire outside of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Part-time EMT's are non-union positions and are hired as positions are opened are often Hired from outside of PSHMC.
EMT-Paramedics are non-union positions and are hired from a general pool that is accumulated through an interview process. The interview process for EMT's and Paramedics includes a physical agility exercise and a scenario based on a medical or traumatic emergency.
If you are interested in employment, please view our Allied Health Employment website for openings. You can also contact our office at 717-531-3883 with any questions you may have.
Penn State Hershey Life Lion Emergency Medical Services primarily covers Derry Township, Lower Swatara Township and Hummelstown Borough of Dauphin County, as well as Palmyra Borough of Lebanon County. Other primary coverage includes portions of South Hanover and Conewago Township in Dauphin County as well as North and South Londonderry Township in Lebanon County.
|Lower Swatara Station||717-939-2690|
|Penn State Hershey EMS Fax||717-531-3723|
Penn State Hershey Emergency Medical Services has personnel and equipment available for a variety of public service activities. Crews can be booked to attend functions and activities in a non-committed environment, with blood pressure screenings, as well as other material available for distribution.
- On the Scene Calls
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Bicycle Safety and Helmet Distribution (in coordination with the Trauma Foundation)
- File for Life Program - designed to help EMS identify patient conditions in time of need contains
area to document medical history, medications, physicians and patient family contact information
- Car Seat Tagging - providing important medical and contact information on car seats for infants and toddler
- Merchandise - Life Lion EMS Virtual Patch
- Transport Information
- Transport Request Form
If you would like additional information on any of the preceding programs, please call our office at 717-531-3883.
Life Lion Emergency Medical Services presents a monthly continuing education session and trip sheet/call audit. These sessions are held the third Thursday of each month (except Holidays) and provides two hours of Pennsylvania Continuing Education for prehospital providers.
Monthly topics range from medical updates to informative presentations done by some of The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center physicians and personnel. The monthly session begins at 18:30 EST and is held in Lecture Room T2500.. For more information about these sessions, contact Donna Fawber-Via.
Regular EMS continuing education programs are available through Penn State Hershey Medical Center and include Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Symposium, and other specialized training.
A full list of topics and classes are available through the EMS Portal on the PA DOH website @ http://ems.health.state.pa.us/emsportal ; On-Line and Distance Learning Programs approved by the NREMT are available at the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS); and still other distance learning approved courses can be found at CE Solutions.