Who We Are

The Swansea Ambulance Corps (SAC) is a volunteer non-profit Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance service. We provide 911 emergency medical response to the town of Swansea and surrounding communities. While we are not a town agency and receive no funding from the town, we work very closely with all members of the Swansea Police Department and the Swansea Fire Department

You can read about our history here

What We Do

All of our members work very hard to provide state of the art pre-hospital medical care to Swansea residents. We respond to all types of calls from simple to very severe. Some of the most common 911 calls are:

On an average day we will be dispatched more than 6 times. On a busy day we may respond more than a dozen times.

Our Ambulances

We currently have four ambulances. Our two primary Class I ambulances are "A1" and "A3". These are full size ambulances and have a crew of 2 or 3 members. "SP-1" is a Class V ambulance that is used by the senior Field Supervisors to respond to every emergency. This SUV carries all of the equipment and medications of the full size Class I ambulances but does not transport a patient. It is used to respond more rapidly to calls and will often be used by the Supervisor to proceed to a second or even a third medical call. We also have a third Class I ambulance, A2, that is used as a backup when another truck is out of service.

You can see more of our favorite pictures here.

Our Equipment

Long ago, the most important job was getting the patient to the hospital quickly. Our ambulances are obviously a very important part of our response, but that is no longer the focus of pre-hospital medicine. Our job is to "Bring the care to the patient". The tools we carry allow us to do that. Each ambulance has:

Contacts

You may contact our office during business hours at (508) 675-2399 or fax us at (508) 646-1726.

Our mailing address is:

Swansea Ambulance Corps.
285 Wilbur Ave.
Swansea, MA 02777

Volunteers

We are proud of all of our volunteers, past and present. We are always looking for motivated EMT Basics and Paramedics who are interested in helping their community. In return we provide a mentoring enviornment where new EMS professionals can begin their career under the guidance of professionals with decades of experience. We offer many free continuing education classes, and all the coursework needed to maintain certification. For EMT Basics we offer multiple Paramedic scholarships for those that wish to reach that level of training.

An application is available here.