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Our History

The Seymour Ambulance Association, Inc. was founded in 1969 by eleven men and one woman and incorporated as a non-profit 501-(c)-3 corporation in 1972. Initially these individuals were trained in Basic First Aid and CPR only, and responded to calls in conjunction with the Police Officers who left their beats to drive the ambulance to the scene of an emergency. Since 1972, the association has evolved into a professional health care organization, providing basic and advanced life support services and programs to the town of Seymour and the six-town region of the Lower Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut. The Association holds the primary service area certificate for both basic life support ambulance transport and Intermediate ALS ambulance transport and intercept for the geographic boundary of the Town of Seymour. Seymour Ambulance also provides back-up services to seven other communities along its borders, including Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Oxford, Shelton and Woodbridge. (This area is collectively known as the Lower Naugatuck Vally.) While its population of the Town of Seymour is 15,300 and covers about 14.3 square miles, the Lower Naugatuck Valley cover more than 50 square miles and has a population of more than 100,000. The Association also has the responsibility for all of the injury prevention programs and EMS education programs throughout the entire Lower Naugatuck Valley.

The Association operates under a management/training/volunteer model. Under this model, the Association employs a management team consisting of an Executive Director/CEO/Chief, a Deputy Director/Deputy Chief/Injury Prevention Coordinator, a Training Coordinator/EMS-I and a Business Manager/Director of Volunteers. This team oversees the annual operating budget and coordinates EMS training and injury prevention programs, while supervising the more than (50) volunteer MRT's, EMT's, EMT-I's who staff the association's three ambulances and one-fly car. During 1999, the Association responded to more than 1,300 emergencies, transporting more than 900 patients to local hospitals.


EMS related certification and/or licensure levels of personnel working for the organization (e.g. CPR, ACLS, PHTLS, BTLS, PALS, EMD, Emergency driving, HAZMAT, rescue, EMT-Basic, Intermediate, Paramedic, Instructor, etc.) and respective levels reached (provider, instructor, affiliate, regional, national faculty, etc.)


Last Update: 01/07/01