Monthly Newsletter: April 2023

Lower Valley Operational Report: April 2023

We’re proud to continue to produce ongoing operations reports for the public, public safety partners, and our served municipalities.

Operations Breakdown

During the month of April, 2023, Lower Valley serviced:

  • 434 total calls for service, of which:
  • 293 were emergency (911) calls for service

The call breakdown, by municipality, is as follows:

CheswickHarmar Twp.Indiana Twp.Springdale (Borough)Springdale Twp.Verona
14 (5%)114 (39%)26 (9%)46 (16%)19 (6%)31 (11%)
Total amount of calls and percent of Lower Valley’s total emergency call volume.

Lower Valley was assisted by mutual aid partners on 33 calls, or 11% of our total emergency volume, in April. This represents a 1% decline in mutual aid utilization from March, meaning our ambulances were available for a call in our communities 89% of the time someone called.

We also serviced municipalities served by other EMS providers when responding as their mutual aid:

  • Arnold (Westmoreland County) – 1 call
  • Fox Chapel Borough – 1 call
  • Frazer Township – 4 calls
  • O’Hara Township – 4 calls
  • Oakmont Borough – 4 calls
  • New Kensington (Westmoreland County) – 1 call
  • Lower Burrell (Westmoreland County) – 3 calls
  • Penn Hills – 1 call
  • Plum Borough – 2 calls
  • Tarentum Borough – 2 calls
  • West Deer Township – 1 call

We’re hiring paramedics!

Lower Valley is hiring paramedics on a new payscale ranging from $20.25 to $24.25/hr based on total EMS experience. We offer UPMC Health benefits, 401K, a moderately paced majority 911 system, union positions and more! For more, check us out at, email or call the office during business hours at (724) 274-4155


Yearly subscriptions will be going out this month. Check your mailbox for when they arrive.

Community Events

We were privileged to be invited to multiple community events during April, including easter egg hunts and Lower Valley Little Leagues’ opening day. We love to participate in our community! Contact us to schedule community events.

Questions & Concerns

Should any resident have concerns, questions, or comments, we welcome them! Please call our office at (724) 274-4155 during normal business hours.

For any emergency, dial 911.