Press Release May 1, 2015
Hooversville Rescue Squad Inc. is an independent nonprofit corporation has been providing Emergency Medical Services to the borough of Hooversville and surrounding communities since 1974. Hooversville was the last 100% volunteer staffed ALS ambulance service (able to provide Paramedic level care) in Somerset County. Due to a lack of volunteers this service has had to transition the level of service provided over the last 3 years. In 2012 HRS was relicensed as a BLS ambulance (EMT Level care) service and in 2013 the service was reduced to a QRS (first responders to stabilize until an ambulance arrives). With great regret we must announce that HRS will stop providing all EMS services on May 31, 2015.
It is our understanding that the Hooversville Volunteer Fire Dept is applying for a license to fill the gap and plans continue to provide QRS service to Hooversville as a function of the VFD.
HRS would like to thank the community that supported us for so many years, and the dedicated volunteers who served the community.