Serving the towns of Cornish Hiram Parsonsfield Porter since 1970
Serving the towns of Cornish Hiram Parsonsfield Porter since 1970
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The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation (STK Foundation)has awarded Sacopee Rescue Unit, Inc. $45,000.00 toward the purchase of a new Lifepack 15 monitor/defibrillator to be placed in our newest truck. This is the latest in cardiac monitoring technology which will aid our abilities to detect cardiac issues and send the information to hospitals ahead of our arrival. The order has been placed and the new monitor should be here in 2-3 months.
The STK Foundation has a long history of helping community groups with funding needs. They have helped many community ambulance companies gain valuable and lifesaving equipment. We want to thank them for their support and their continuing devotion to helping Maine communities.
Sacopee Rescue has immediate openings for all levels of responders including drivers, EMRs, EMTs, Advanced EMTs and Paramedics.
Competitive wages $17.00 to 30.00/hr.
Vacation and sick days.
Education assistance available.
Per diem, part time and full time openings.
Download, fill in and send the application to:
or mail to
Sacopee Rescue Unit, Inc
PO Box 367
Parsonsfield, Maine 04047
or call 207.890.3157 for more information.
You will have no problem seeing this temporary addition to our fleet of ambulances! This classic yellow ambulance is the pride of the loaner fleet at Autotronics Emergency Vehicles of Bangor, Maine. They are lending it to us free of charge (except for routine maintenance) for a few months while we wait for a brand new ambulance that will not be yellow.
This loaner is in excellent condition and used to be part of the Freeport, Maine Fire and Rescue Department where everything is yellow.
We ordered a new ambulance a few years ago and, due to COVID-19 and backorders, has been delayed since then. There is still a nationwide shortage of new ambulances so we have our fingers crossed that ours will be delivered later this year. Until then, we have the privilege to enjoy using one of the prettiest, if not one of the brightest ambulances in Maine.
Will we paint the rest of the trucks yellow? What do you think? We could. For the time being we are sure people will be saying "There goes that yellow ambulance!".
We have gone through so much in the last few years with the Pandemic, vaccines, RSV and everything else. Just when we thought we were out of the woods (so to speak), they say COVID-19 is back again. Truth is, it never left, it's just changed. Many people don't even feel sick but others do. If you think you are affected, call your doctor or pick up a test kit. Then stay home until you feel better. Of course, if it gets bad, give us a call. You know the number (911).
Did you realize that the normal flu shot is filled with 4 different flus we have lived through in the past including H1N1? They all change a little bit every year but they never quite go away. The pharmaceutical companies take their best shot at binging out something that is going to protect us this year. Some times they are spot on and sometimes they are merely close. In either case it may be a good idea. Get the seasonal flu shot. Then you can make your own mind up about the new multi-valent COVID shot and RSV. Consult your doctor if you have any questions. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of good health
We head out of the station for a 911 call for a person with some sort of emergency situation that is important enough that they need an ambulance right away.
We set the GPS if we are not familiar with the location and most of the time it will put us in the right neighborhood. Then we watch for the numbers on the mailboxes or on the fronts of houses. At least half the time, there is no number or the one on the box is illegible, worn out, too small or doesn't show up at night.
We suggest 3 inch reflective numbers on BOTH sides of the mailbox. We can't read what's on the mailbox door and dispatch did not give us your name. Numbers on the house should be the same. Ornate numbers usually cannot be read from the road, especially at night.
So, help us find you. We are here to serve. We just have to be able to find you.
Sacopee Rescue is proud and excited to have added the Lucas Device 3 to our list of life saving equipment. This device is used to supply the compressions in CPR leaving the responding crew free to perform other life saving tasks during a cardiac arrest.
In the past, we have had to enlist the help of many EMS, fire and other first responders to switch off on compressions every 2 minutes. This device replaces all that effort and has already been responsible to reviving one cardiac arrest patient in our region, something that is seldom seen in cardiac arrests in the field.
We have two of these units due to the generosity of the citizens in our four towns. It could easily be said that YOU saved a life and will continue to give us more of an upper hand in trying to save more.
Sacopee Rescue is now offering CPR and AED instruction to both businesses and citizens in our region. Instruction will be at a market price for businesses and at an extreme discount for citizens of our four towns. The goal is to get everyone in our catchment area trained to be able to sustain life in a cardiac arrest until helop arrives. The sooner CPR is initiated, the better the chance of being able to revive the victim.
BLS Class Announcement
Now accepting applications for Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR classes. These classes are designed for people in the health care field. Class size is limited to 12 persons. Discount pricing if the class is full. Call (207) 423-8643 or (207) 625-3088 for more information.
Heartsaver Class Announcement
A Public Heartsaver CPR class is is easy to put together. This class is appropriate for all people who do not work in healthcare settings. Up to 24 people are welcome for this class. Discount pricing with a larger class. Call (207) 423-8643 or (207) 625-3088 for more information.
Sacopee Rescue has been making plans to offer a Junior Rescue Program in association with Maine EMS, Sacopee Valley High School and the Explorer Program. This will give high school students the chance to be members of Sacopee Rescue Junior Rescue Program and learn what it takes to be a first responder in our area. They will have the chance to learn healthcare and organizational skills. Many program participates have gone on to be paramedics, athletic trainers, nurses and even doctors! Watch for more news here on this website.
When calling 911 from your home phone, any where in our area, the call goes directly to our dispatcher in Augusta. If you use a cell phone in the middle of our coverage area it also goes directly to the Augusta location. If a cell phone is used in the outer area of Parsonsfield your call will go to the Sanford dispatch center. The Sanford dispatcher will take your information then transfer your call to Augusta dispatch. The Augusta dispatch will then ask again for your information then dispatch the call. If a cell phone is used in the outer area of Porter your call will go to the Oxford County dispatch center. The Oxford dispatcher will take your information then will transfer your call to Augusta dispatch. The Augusta dispatch will then ask again for your information and then dispatch the call. Because the outer area CELL phone calls go through two dispatchers there is a slight delay in our crew getting the needed information. This happens because of the cell towers in our area.
This cpr training is for non EMS personel
First aid skills for at home
This video trains kids how to activate the 911 system.
Your support and contributions will go towards continuing education and needed equipment.
Thanks you for your support
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