911 Emergency Services
The Rehoboth Ambulance Committee's primary purpose is to provide 911 Emergency Medical Services to the Town of Rehoboth. The ambulance is dispatched by the Public Safety Dispatcher to all 911 calls requesting ambulance service. Some of these types of calls include:
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Cardiac arrest
- Bee stings
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Public assists
The Rehoboth Ambulance Committee is contracted by the Town of Rehoboth to provide EMS services at the Advanced Life Support level. Rehoboth Ambulance purchases the ambulances and transfers the ownership to the Town at a cost of $1.00 per vehicle. All operational expenses including vehicle maintenance, equipment, supplies, and personnel costs are covered by the Ambulance Committee at no additional cost to the Town. The Town of Rehoboth covers the costs of fuel, insurance and housing.
Rehoboth Ambulance is required to staff one ambulance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the paramedic level. Monday through Friday from 7am - 5pm, the ambulance is staffed with a crew in quarters at the public safety building. During nights and weekends, the primary ambulance staffed with a crew on call from their homes. If the second ambulance is needed, the dispatcher will request an off duty ambulance crew to respond. In the event a second ambulance crew is unavailable, Rehoboth Ambulance maintains mutual aid agreements with surrounding towns to provide equal level of care.
Through a memorandum of understanding with the Rehoboth Fire Department, Fire Department EMT's may augment the ambulance crew to assist in responding to calls with the second ambulance. In addition, where all Rehoboth ambulances are busy, the Rehoboth Fire Department will send an engine company as a non-transporting ambulance to initiate care until a mutual aid ambulance arrives. This greatly reduces the response times for providing emergency care to the town!