CALL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY
Gordon Murray, Ambulance Director
Williamstown Ambulance Service provides around the clock 9-1-1 Advanced Life Support capabilities to the residents of Williamstown. Our roster consists of members at three levels.
EMR: Emergency Medical Responder, able to provide basic life saving interventions. These individuals are training in Basic Life Saving (BLS) skills and CPR. This is the minimum certification required to provide pre-hospital patient care.
EMT: Emergency Medical Technician, able to provide the same services as an EMR with some added skills. An EMT is able to assist in the administration of some medications that are prescribed to a patient. They are able to connect a patient to a Cardiac monitor and aquire ECGs so the Doctor(s) have an accurate picture of the events leading up to arriving at the Emergency Department.
AEMT: Advanced EMT, able to start IV therepy and provide medications without the need for a patient perscription. These providers are also able to use advanced airways. These providers are generally who is in charge of a patient’s care until reaching the hospital.
In the event that we are unable to provide the level of care a patient requires, we are able to request from neighboring municipalities a Paramedic Intercept. Paramedics are the highest level pre-hospital provider. These providers carry medications for pain as well as medications that assist in a more critically ill patient.
Williamstown Ambulance responds to an average of 350-400 calls per year.
If you’re interested in becoming a member, please follow this link to download and print the employment packet. We accept members at the age of 16.
Sanctioned by the Williamstown Selectboard, the official Facebook platform for the town’s ambulance and fire services can be found by clicking here for the Williamstown Public Safety page. Follow this link to see the town’s Social Media Policy.
A retirement party was held for Butch and Tina Bresette on July 12, 2018, celebrating their many years of service with Williamstown’s Ambulance and Fire Departments. Follow this link to see photos from the party.
There are currently no classes scheduled. Please contact us via. email at WASClasses@gmail.com with questions.
Follow this link to download the class application.