W-burg Planning Quick Response Service for Medical Emergencies
January 16, 2020
Following the closing of the Williamsburg ambulance service in late December, many Williamsburg residents are asking what will happen if there is a medical emergency in their community.
Emergency responders in the community are working on an answer.
A response from the main station of the Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service (HALAS) would take 15 to 20 minutes for the drive to Williamsburg. In acute medical situations such as cardiac arrest, this is not quick enough. The long response would not permit the best care to the person in need.
To address this need, Williamsburg ambula...