Community is at the heart of NEHA's service model. Since its inception, the Northeast Harbor Fire Company (and later the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service) have relied heavily on a volunteer workforce. Every year, dozens of community members volunteer hundreds of hours in both emergency response, training, and other activities. These volunteer EMS providers are often summonsed away from work, family, or sleep to respond to emergencies in our community at a moment's notice. In recent years, there has been a nationwide trend of decreasing volunteerism, a trend that has affected the NEHA workforce. In response, NEHA has begun staffing one EMS provider on a 24/7 basis to enhance rapid response. Today, our staff represents a combination of paged-out volunteers and Per-Diem staff.
LEVELS OF OUR PROVIDERS
CURRENT EMS PROVIDERS
as of December 2019
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & OFFICERS
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, an elected Board of Directors oversees all matters regarding the ambulance service. A group of elected EMS Officers handle daily operations and personnel matters. Committees are comprised of Board members and general membership (Ambulance Operations, Finance, Nominating, Special Events, and Scholarship). Additional Ad-Hoc work-groups are established on a needs-based level (currently including the Strategic Planning Commitee).