The 2018 annual subscription and fund drive is underway! Essex Rescue is a non-profit (non-municipal) organization that provides high quality, pre-hospital, emergency medical care to the residents and visitors to our community. Annually, Essex Rescue receives more than 2,000 requests for an ambulance to respond to the sick and injured in the communities of Essex Town, Essex Junction, Westford, Jericho and Underhill. Subscriptions and donations support the efforts of our volunteers and paid employees to respond at any time of the day and under all weather conditions to deliver advanced medical and trauma life support to you and your family.
Essex Rescue improves public health by delivering the latest technology in pre-hospital emergency medical care to the patient before arriving at the hospital. Why do we do that? We take seriously our role and responsibility to reduce injury and improve health outcomes. For example, when a community member is experiencing a heart attack, we utilize cutting edge cardiac monitors to rapidly identify injury to heart muscle. Essex Rescue EMT’s and paramedics play a critical role in the early recognition of life threatening conditions. This information is relayed to health care providers at the University of Vermont Medical Center who will prepare for treating the community member before the ambulance arrives at the hospital.
A payment of $50 can provide you and the other members of your household membership in the Essex Rescue subscription program for 2018. An ambulance transport often costs $600 to $800, not all of which may be covered by your health insurance. Subscription program participants who receive emergency transport ambulance service from Essex Rescue during 2018 will pay nothing out-of-pocket. Essex Rescue will bill your insurance and waive any denied coverage, co-pay or deductible amount you would otherwise be charged. You can subscribe even if you do not have health insurance coverage.
Please understand the Essex Rescue subscription program benefit only applies if you receive transport ambulance service from Essex Rescue. Essex Rescue responds to 1,000’s of public requests for service every year. There are times when we rely on our partner ambulance services to respond to requests for an ambulance in our community because Essex Rescue is already on a call.
Essex Rescue accepts donations. Your tax deductible financial support contributes to our capability to deliver advanced cardiac life support at the bedside or pain management at the roadside. Please consider contributing to our service by giving more than the $50 cost of becoming a subscription program member. Donations help pay for medical equipment, medications, response vehicles and training. Donations of any amount make a difference. We are immensely grateful for every single donation we receive.
Enrolling in the 2018 Essex Rescue subscription program is easy. Simply complete the enclosed form and return it to us with your check by mail, or visit www.essexrescue.org/public/form/subscribe.cfm and subscribe using PayPal. The subscription program costs $50, any donation above that amount is greatly appreciated.
William M. Moran, Executive Director