Who We Are
Cranberry Township EMS is a full-time, independent, professionally staffed nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to preserve life and promote health and safety in our community.
This encompasses the immediate medical care of every individual, as well as the community as a whole, through emergency preparedness, disaster response, and planning for incidences of mass casualties.
However, we offer more unique programs than a standard EMS service. We also support the community through public health trainings like CPR, car seat safety checks, wellness checks, and more. To learn more about these services, please see our calendar of events.
We are financed by a combination of reimbursement from health insurance, direct patient billing, and charitable donations. As we are not a tax-funded organization, we can only continue to provide vital, life-saving services with the financial support of the community. Please consider donating.
We have been serving the Cranberry Township community since 1969 when the Volunteer Fire Company formed the Cranberry Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps. At this time, patient care was limited to pick up and rush transports to the nearest hospital. Through the years, the sophistication of patient care has expanded greatly, and prehospital care has transformed into what it is today: highly trained medical personnel capable of performing life-saving interventions and critical immediate medical care before reaching the hospital.
Throughout the years, CTEMS has grown with the needs of the community, shifting from an all-volunteer staff to a paid professional service of EMTs and Paramedics, with volunteers still on staff. In 2011, we officially became Cranberry Township Emergency Medical Services.
Our Leadership and Administrative Staff
CTEMS Board of Directors
- Don Scelza, VP
- Ed Ritz, Treasurer
- Dan Swayze, Secretary
- Rich Cashdollar, At Large
- Tim Holt, At Large
- Allan Klapper, MD, At Large
- Sheryle Long, At Large
- Doug Lucas, At Large
Our coverage areas include Cranberry Township, Seven Fields Borough, and the southeast portion of New Sewickley, from the PA Turnpike south along Brunner Road and straight down New Sewickley to Woodcroft Road.