WELCOME TO

Whitemarsh Community
Ambulance Association (WCAA)

Serving Whitemarsh Township Since 1956

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 9-1-1
or your local emergency number.

Our Services

911 Ambulance
Emergency 911 Ambulance

WCAA is the designated 911 emergency ambulance provider for Whitemarsh Township. We are staffed around the clock with highly trained paramedics and EMTs who are ready to assist you.

Non-emergency Ambulance
Non-Emergency Ambulance Transport

We offer basic (BLS) and advanced (ALS) transport within our service area. To schedule a non-emergency ambulance transport, please call our transport coordinator at 610-828-3056.

Paratransit
Paratransit

Our wheelchair vans are capable of transporting up to 8 passengers (2 wheelchairs, 6 seated), and are staffed by EMTs. Click here (PDF) for more infomation. To schedule paratransit service, please call our transport coordinator at 610-828-3056.

Standby
Ambulance Standby

WCAA can provide a fully staffed ambulance for your community or sporting event. The regular cost is $100 per hour, with a minimum of 4 hours. Click here for additional details.

Personnel

WCAA Officers

The daily operation of Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association is overseen by a full-time career Chief of Operations. The chief is aided by appointed officers, who bring many years of experience and deep knowledge of EMS to the organization.

Rebecca Werner

Chief of Operations

Rebecca Werner

 

Maria Pierce

Assistant Chief

Maria Pierce

 

Mike Legans

Captain

Mike Legans

 

Jeff Steere

Lieutenant

Jeff Steere

 

Board of Directors

A board of fifteen directors with a variety of backgrounds oversees the administration of Whitemarsh Ambulance Community Association. The board consists of ten general members who have at least one year of EMS experience, plus four members with professional expertise in finance, law, and medicine / healthcare administration, and one spot reserved for a Whitemarsh Township resident.

Scott Savett

Chair

Amy Snyder

Vice-Chair

Sandy Singrella

Secretary

Sandy Singrella

 

John Coogan

Treasurer

John Coogan

 

Bracken Babula

Board Member

Matt Butler

Board Member

Matt Butler

 

Trent Hewitt

Board Member

Trent Hewitt

 

Brian Kroker

Board Member

Leigh Narducci

Board Member

Leigh Narducci

 

Tom Riethof

Board Member

Steve Savett

Board Member

Steve Savett

 

Pete Specos

Board Member

Karen Speers

Board Member

Karen Speers

 

Matt Werner

Board Member

Rob Wyatt

Rob Wyatt

Join Us

Opportunities

While the vast majority of our ambulance personnel are paid staff, we have not lost touch with our roots as a fully-volunteer organization. Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association offers EMS personnel (EMTs, AEMTs, and Paramedics) paid and volunteer opportunities. We seek motivated, enthusiastic EMS providers who enjoy knowing they can make a difference in a community-focused organization.

Additionally, community members (with or without EMS experience) who would like to assist in the administration of the organization are invited to apply.

Application Forms

Use the appropriate form below to apply for a position. Email completed forms to wcaa318@whitemarshems.org.

All applicants are subject to background checks in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations.

History

Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association was established in 1956 with an idea and a $10 donation from a concerned township resident. The charter members Norman H. Wooley (President), A. Leon Feder (Vice President), Thomas White (Vice President), Edwin L. Anderson (Secretary), Geoffrey S. Smith Jr. (Treasurer) and A. Fred Spaeth purchased our first ambulance from Ambler using the $10 donation as a down payment.

On May 30, 1956 at 2:15 am we received our first ambulance dispatch for a motorcycle accident on Germantown Pike. The crew members that worked our inaugural dispatch were Norman Wooley (driver), Harold Cripe (Aide) and George Fink (Aide). The patient was transported to Chestnut Hill Hospital.

In 1956 our services were requested 30 times. In 2018 our services were requested more than 4,200 times! We have grown from having a used Cadillac ambulance to operating five fully stocked Advanced Life support Ambulances and two wheelchair vans.

WCAA History

Support Us

Donate
Donate

WCAA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on the generous support of its residents. Any contribution above your annual subscription fee is considered a tax deductible donation. These contributions enable WCAA to provide rapid and reliable high quality advanced life support to you and your loved ones in the most serious of situations. In addition to general donations, we cheerfully accept donations for specific projects, in honor of individuals, and in memory of loved ones. Please call 610-828-0955 to discuss donation opportunities.

Press the "Donate" button below to donate now:

The official registration and financial information of Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1- 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Matching Gift
Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable contributions to non-profits such as WCAA. Please check with your company's HR or corporate social responsibility department to see if your donation can go even further! Our IRS non-profit 501(c)(3) tax ID (EIN) is 23-2028676.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

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Billing

Ambulance

911 Ambulance    and    Non-emergency ambulance

We partner with Ambulance Reimbursement Systems (ARS) to manage our ambulance billing services (emergency and non-emergency). You may pay your bill online using their Patient Portal. If you need additional assistance, please contact ARS at 800-473-2278.

A copy of our Privacy Practices document is available for download (PDF).

Paratransit

Paratransit 

You may pay your paratransit bill online using PayPal.
Enter your information below and press the "Buy Now" button to continue:

Fund Drive

Become a Subscriber

Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association (WCAA) has been providing emergency care to the residents of Whitemarsh Township since 1956. We are a PRIVATE NONPROFIT 501(c)(3) organization that relies on subscriptions and donations to exist.

Subscription fees ARE NOT tax deductible. Only donations and contributions are tax deductible. The basic rate for emergency ambulance service ranges from $800 to $1,200 while the average insurance reimbursement typically covers less than half of these fees. More importantly, the remaining balance becomes the legal and financial responsibility of the patient and family.

Subscribers of our program will not have to pay any of the remaining balance with the exception of the LEGISLATIVELY MANDATED INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLES AND COPAYS. In comparison, non-subscribers are required by law to pay for all insurance deductibles, copays, uncovered service fees and possibly interest costs and attorney's fee if the account becomes delinquent.

Benefits of subscription include:

  • Patient Assist: Two (2) per year ($500 value).
  • Treatment without Transport: Two (2) per year ($500 value).
  • 911 emergency transport and care to the closest appropriate hospital**( see fund drive link for more details). After insurance payment and all deductibles and copays are met, members will not be responsible for the balance of fees.
  • Members without private health insurance will receive a 25% discount on service fees.

More Information

Subscription MailerPlease see our downloadable subscription mailer (PDF) for full details of our subscription program.

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Contact Us

Main Office
Whitemarsh Community Ambulance Association
4019 Joshua Road
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Phone
Emergencies: 911
Station: (610) 828-0955
Arrange a Transport: (610) 828-3065
Email
wcaa318@whitemarshems.org
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