Lehighton Ambulance is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, created on January 26th, 1954 as part of the Lehigh Fire Co #1.  Lehighton Ambulance separated from the fire company in 1992 as a stand-alone entity. In 1996, Lehighton Ambulance started its Advanced Life Support (ALS) program as the ALS provider at the time was being dissolved. Currently Lehighton Ambulance is the largest EMS provider and the only licensed ALS provider based in Carbon County.  We serve a population of approximately 70,000 full time residents and have a coverage area of about 400 square miles in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties.

Lehighton Ambulance responds from four stations located in Lehighton Borough, Jim Thorpe Borough, Penn Forest Township and Summit Hill Borough. With over 55 Career staff members and 20 volunteers dedicated to providing expert medical care, we were able to respond to 6,500 emergencies and 1,000 transports in 2011.

Lehighton Ambulance proudly provides Basic & Advanced Life Support to:

Carbon County:

The Boroughs of Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Parryville, Summit Hill, Lansford, and Weissport

The Townships of Franklin, Penn Forest, and Portions of East Penn, Mahoning and Towamensing


Lehighton Ambulance proudly provides Advanced Life Support in assistance to local Basic Life Support Service to:

Carbon County:

The Boroughs of Bowmanstown, Nesquehoning, and Palmerton

The Townships of East Penn, Kidder, Lower Towamensing, Mahoning, and Towamensing

Schuylkill County:

The Boroughs of Coaldale and Tamaqua

The Township of West Penn and Portions of Rush, Schuylkill, and Walker