Hollidaysburg Ambulance Upgrading Skills of EMTs

The Service is Making Changes to Serve Community Better


September 22, 2022

Allan J. Bassler

HALAS, the Hollidaysburg ambulance service, offers emergency medical care to the southern part of the Cove. Shown at the Martinsburg EMS Station are (from left): Lindsey Miller, paramedic; Steve Bacza, EMT; Chris Forsyth, EMT. The Hollidaysburg ambulance service's membership drive will begin later this fall.

The Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service (HALAS) is making some changes to better serve the Cove community, including offering training to upgrade the level of pre-hospital service that emergency medical technicians (EMTs) can provide.

HALAS, or Hollidaysburg Ambulance, as it is commonly known, offers emergency medical services to the southern part of the Cove from its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) substation in Martinsburg.

Rob Craig, HALAS's EMS chief, said that the service is putting a half-dozen EMTs through a course that will upgrade their training to Advanced Emergency...

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