The Uwchlan Ambulance Corps (UAC) was founded in 1974 by an all-volunteer group as a not-for-profit corporation. UAC was initially established using funds donated from the residential and commercial communities. UAC’s service area covers all or parts of eight townships and part of the PA Turnpike. This is an area of 65 square miles home to over 65,000 residents. Since it’s inception, UAC has grown from one ambulance handling 159 emergency calls in 1975, to five ambulances and three responder units responding to over 3,000 emergency calls annually. We have grown to meet the needs of not only our communities but other areas as well. As part of a Statewide EMS Strike Team we have responded to disasters in Louisiana, New Jersey and several counties in Pennsylvania. In 2010, UAC answered a request from the PA Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to provide Bariatric 911 services to Chester County. This means that UAC is equipped and trained to assist in transporting patients who are over 400 lbs.
UAC has over 80 dedicated career and volunteer staff. Our highly trained Paramedics and EMTs respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We strongly believe that UAC should be an active part of the community. Our ambulances, equipment and staff can be seen at many community events throughout the area. UAC is home to Explorer Post 87, which is a youth organization for those aged 14-18, who are interested in a career in the field of medicine. The Explorers are responsible for our innovative Teddy Bear Hospital, which teaches young children what to do in an emergency. Many of our Explorer Post members have gone on to become nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Uwchlan Ambulance offers many different training opportunities. Once a month we offer a free CPR / AED or Basic First Aid Course to the community. We are an approved American Red Cross Training Site, ASHI Training Site, Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education and BLS Certification Institute. We welcome the opportunity to assist community organizations such as scouts and schools. Junior Medic day camps were established in 2004 and continue to teach young people First Aid and CPR.