Dec 102014
 
Ambulance Memberships can be purchased directly from our website or from our office.

Ambulance Memberships can be purchased directly from our website or from our office.

Cumberland Goodwill was notified by a phone caller today advising she received a call from an individual claiming to represent Cumberland Goodwill, advising that her membership purchase was for too little amount and that more money needed to be provided. No authorized individual with Cumberland Goodwill made such a call, and as such we are advising the public to be vigilant should someone again try to fraudulently represent our agency. The individual notifying our office of this call advised that they were unable to see caller ID of the subject, and at this time we do not have additional information to pursue further action.

Ambulance memberships can be purchased directly online through our store here. They are moneysaving subscriptions that help to fund our own operations and can help patients save on their emergency ambulance bills. In the event that a transaction error took place, Cumberland Goodwill has in the past contacted individuals by phone. Due to this recent suspicious activity we will be revising our policies to include providing a mailed letter explaining any discrepancy along with a copy of the patient’s original signed membership form or Paypal receipt for verification and requiring them to contact our office directly at 717-249-0012 as the only recourse to solve the issue.

We are advising the public that if they receive a call from someone claiming to be Cumberland Goodwill EMS requesting more money to purchase an ambulance membership to please contact our office so we can pursue the matter further. Again, we can be reached at 717-249-0012 Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm. Please note that you may receive phone calls on non-membership bills from our designated billing agent, Cornerstone Adminisystems, who have their own fraud protection policies. Questions on bills for a trip in an ambulance can be answered by Cornerstone by calling 877-214-6018.

Media inquiries on the matter should be directed to Nathan Harig, Assistant Chief of Administration, at 717-249-0012 ext 7011.

Dec 012014
 
These providers were recognized for a "save" thanks in part to the Carlisle's Got Heart program.

These providers were recognized for a “save” thanks in part to the Carlisle’s Got Heart program.

Have you heard about Giving Tuesday? This new national movement on the Tuesday following Black Friday is meant to help support area nonprofits that aim to make their communities a better place. We’d love for you to consider supporting Cumberland Goodwill, and we have an online donation page set up so you can make a quick and easy donation. 100% of your donation stays in our local community for programs supporting public health, safety, and wellness. Use this link to donate now!

We’ve had a busy 2014, we’re on pace to have over 10,000 requests for service, launched new programs like our Community Paramedic and First Aid Friday features, and continued proven programs like Carlisle’s Got Heart and our first responder rehab service. These programs presently rely on donations and support from the larger community. Please help us help others and support us on Giving Tuesday.

Nov 132014
 
You can buy an ambulance membership online now

You can buy an ambulance membership online now

Our 2015 Ambulance Membership drive is now underway, and you can purchase a membership online right now at our revamped online store! Click the “Buy a Membership” button and select which membership you’d like to purchase.

A reminder- ambulance memberships are not replacements for insurance. They benefit subscribers who would normally be required to pay a copay, coinsurance, or refusal cost. Your membership subscription enables us to make up-front investments towards the health and wellness of the Carlisle community. Last year, our service added an ambulance, upgraded mobile technologies to enable better communications in the field, added new CPR feedback devices to help improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival, and we’re on track to run our 10,000 call by the end of the year. We couldn’t be ready to respond without the support we receive from memberships, so join us today!

Toys for Tots 2015

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Nov 122014
 
Help us help Santa- drop off your Toys for Tots at our station today!

Help us help Santa- drop off your Toys for Tots at our station today!

Cumberland Goodwill EMS is again serving as a Toys for Tots collection site for the Carlisle area. Help us fill the box in our lobby with gifts for the youth most in need in our area. New, unwrapped gifts can be dropped off anytime, simply look for the collection bin in our front office or contact our on-duty crew after hours for assistance. Thank you for helping us continue to support Toys for Tots. Our station is located at 519 South Hanover Street in Carlisle, PA. On duty crews can be called at 717-249-0012.

Sep 182014
 
Setup Medical ID on an iOS 8-capable iPhone to help share vital information in an emergency.

Setup Medical ID on an iOS 8-capable iPhone to help share vital information in an emergency.

Users of the Apple iPhone with the latest version of iOS 8 are encouraged to setup a “Medical ID” to share critical information with first responders in the event of an emergency. Our providers are being trained to look for information in this way- it is a free built-in function in Apple’s latest mobile operating system and can help speak for you if you are unable to do so. Please note that this will not work on Android phones at this time.
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