Community First

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 460 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 100 Career staff members and 20 volunteers dedicated to providing expert medical care, we were able to respond to 10,000 plus calls and 4000 plus transports in 2021. 

Lehighton Ambulance proudly provides Basic & Advanced Life Support to

Carbon County:

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

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

We provide Community Outreach programs

Hands Only CPR

#StopTheBleed Program

Continuing Education for EMS Providers

Our Stations

Our Vehicles

Our Bike Team

Every weekend for the month of October, Lehighton Ambulance will have an EMS Bike Team, and a Quick Response Vehicle at the square in Jim Thorpe. This is to ensure the quickest emergency medical care is provided to not only the tourists, but the residents of Jim Thorpe. Our first priority is continuing the excellent health care of our County.

If you plan on going to Jim Thorpe to view the beautiful scenery, make sure you stop by to say hi to our crews! 

Our Training Programs

Public Outreach

Educating the the community we serve.