The East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps, also referred to as East Allen EMS, was founded in September 1979.
Originally housed with the township’s fire department, East Allen EMS purchased property to build its own facility. After acquiring the former site of the historical Craig House in 1984 in a property transfer by the state, construction began in 1985 of the building that still houses East Allen EMS.
The very first ambulance was purchased for just over $35,500 and was dedicated on December 2, 1979, in a ceremony at the East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Company. It was officially put into service on January 1, 1980.
In the years that followed, new ambulances were purchased to replace the older ones. Currently, our ambulances include a 2021 Ford E450 and a 2005 Ford E450.
Our fleet also includes a 2002 Ford Explorer Quick Response Vehicle and Rehab Trailer. The purchase of the QRV and trailer were made possible in part with grant funding and donations.
On January 1st 2022 our organization enacted a new change to our leadership structure. We transitioned into a "board" style leadership consisting of several current members and members of our community guiding us into the future.