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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS LogoPinnacleHealth Community LifeTeam, is a Mobile Integrated Health Service that employs more than 140 highly trained, certified Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics that are ready to respond to any medical emergency, day or night. In 2015 Community LifeTeam EMS responded to over 28,000 requests for service.  

We continue to expand our emergency medical services to meet the needs of our community, providing both basic and advanced life support to 27 municipalities in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Northumberland Counties; as well as mutual aid response to EMS services in Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Perry, Schuylkill, and Northumberland Counties.  

In addition to emergency responses, PinnacleHealth Community LifeTeam provides non-emergency ambulance transportation as well as interfacility (hospital to hospital) transportation.  Our paratransit division provides wheelchair van transportation for patient’s being discharged from the hospital to home and from home to scheduled doctor’s appointments.
EMS Mission Line Award
PinnacleHealth Community LifeTeam is a member of the South Central Task Force which includes deployments to regional and nationally declared disasters.  Our paramedics also support Harrisburg City Fire Department’s Rescue 1, a technical rescue team in Dauphin County.  Several of our paramedics are also certified Medical Specialists with Pennsylvania Task Force 1, an urban search and rescue team.  

Community Paramedicine
As a Mobile Integrated Health Service, our Community Paramedicine program helps patients overcome challenges that they may face after being discharged from the hospital.  Paramedics will assist patients by ensuring that the patient has filled their prescriptions, verify medications, answer any questions the patient may have, and let the patient’s physician know how they are doing. Later, a paramedic from Community Paramedince will follow up with the patient to make sure that they are following their plan of care appropriately and update the patient’s physician to ensure that the patient stays on a healthy track. 

Community Education 
PinnacleHealth Community LifeTeam is an American Heart Association Certified Training Center and a Pennsylvania Licensed EMS Education Center. In addition to providing education for EMS providers, we offer a variety of educational classes to the community.  For more information about educational opportunities please email our Education Coordinator

Special Event Planning
We offer EMS planning and coverage for special events across Central Pennsylvania including large sporting events and mass gatherings. We are able to provide a wide range of coverage from a single provider to multiple advanced life support units for gatherings of 500 people to 50,000 people. For more information about special event planning please email our Special Events Coordinator Steve Boyer at

Community Paramedicine Assistant **NOW HIRING**
Emergency Medical Technician**NOW HIRING** 
Office Support Staff
Paramedic **NOW HIRING**
Paratransit Driver
Pre-hospital Registered Nurse **NOW HIRING**
To apply online, click here.

Membership Drive

Community LifeTeam runs an annual Membership Drive for the residents we provide primary EMS services for. Please contact the Business Office for information and to request a Membership brochure.  To apply for a membership online, click here.

Community LifeTeam offers memberships for residents in the following municipalities in which we are the primary EMS provider.

  • Berrysburg Borough                      
  • City of Harrisburg                        
  • Dauphin Borough                        
  • Elizabethville Borough                
  • Gratz Township                          
  • Jackson Township (partial)          
  • Jefferson Township                    
  • Jordan Township (Northumberland)
  • Klingerstown Borough    
  • Lykens Borough 
  • Lykens Township
  • Middle Paxton Township
  • Mifflin Township
  • Steelton Borough
  • Swatara Township
  • Washington Township

Our annual Membership Drive is also extended to include those municipality residents who receive Advance Life Support coverage from Community LifeTeam. They include:

  • Halifax Borough                  
  • Halifax Township                
  • Millersburg Borough            
  • Pillow Borough                  
  • Reed Township                  
  • Rush Township    
  • Upper Paxton Township
  • Wayne Township
  • Wiconisco Township
  • Williams Township
  • Williamstown Borough

Make a Donation
Consider making a tax-deductible donation to Community LifeTeam. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the ambulance service depends on generous support from the community. Donations help Community LifeTeam by supporting vehicle maintenance, purchase of new state of the art medical equipment, and advanced training for our team of professional healthcare providers.  To make a donation please contact the Business Office at (717) 782-4699.

Pinnacle Health Community LifeTeam EMS
1000 Paxton Street
Harrisburg PA 17104
(717) 236-5947 (headquarters)
(717) 238-4238 (fax)

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