Saturday, November 12th, 2022
It's time for soup and chili! Come out to see us Saturday November 12th to get some of our famous chili or yummy soups. Besides chili we will have chicken noodle soip and broccoli cheddar. Our s...
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This weekend is the Hereford Fall Fest - Saturday, October 15th 10am to 6pm and Sunday, October 16th 10am to 5pm. Come see us and get some of our famous chili!
Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Come join us at the Ambulance Station for Pit Beef this Saturday (September 24th). We will be selling our pit beef, ham and turkey sandwiches from 11am to 2pm or until we sell out, as has happened in...
Saturday, September 10th, 2022
Come on down and join us for Lunch in the Holler. Saturday September 10th 11am to 2pm. We will have hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, chips and soda. Come support your local EMS station and get a ...
About us

 

Hereford EMS is a volunteer, non-profit ambulance company in Northern Baltimore County, MD.

 

We provide an Advanced Life Support ambulance to the citizens of Baltimore County.  We respond to hundreds of requests for service every year. 

 

Our volunteers are everyday people who have heard the call to help fellow community members.

 

 

 

If you are interested in joining us, call us at 410-887-1935, email us, or drop by at 7:30 PM the 2nd Wednesday of each month for our Company Meeting.  

Any Questions, Please Email  cao530@bcvfa.org

 

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History of the Hereford Volunteer Ambulance Association

 

Hereford Volunteer Ambulance Association (HVAA), also known as Hereford EMS, has been providing emergency services to the people of northern Baltimore County since 1952.  Since that time, there have been many changes. When we began, our nearest hospital was Union Memorial Hospital located at Calvert and 33rd Streets in Baltimore City.  Interstate 83 and the Beltway had not been built yet, so it was a long trip.  Early care providers had only first aid training, and the goal of early ambulance services was to get the patient in the ambulance and speed down the road as quickly as possible.  As the years passed, St. Joseph Medical Center and GBMC were built. The level of training and certification also saw a dramatic increase. These advances allowed us to provide better patient care and get the patient to the hospital more safely.

 

During those early years, the Company's quarters were a small one bay building next to the present Hereford Volunteer Fire Company.  There was no running water in the building. In the winter, many times, fluid and medication had to be stored at the home of a nearby member so they wouldn't freeze.  At last, in 1986, the Company was able to build and move into its current quarters, a 3,200 square foot metal building with all the modern amenities – running water and flush toilets.  In 1991, the Company added a 2,400 square foot addition that included a third bay, maintenance area and training room.  Over the past several years, we have added a kitchen with a lounge area and a garage with room for the Engineer's tools.

 

Initially, the Company offered only ambulance service.  The nearest rescue service came from Lutherville. In 1989, Hereford Volunteer Ambulance Association added a second service – a rescue unit, Rescue 533 – and became Hereford EMS/Rescue.  With the addition of more equipment and trained personnel, the unit was re-designated as Squad 533.  We recently added an ATV uniquely equipped to handle a patient and a care provider. In 2013, the decision was made to discontinue the Squad service due to low call volume and a commitment to providing excellent EMS care to the community.  In 2014 Utility 532 was outfitted with a new rescue body to hold many of the tools once on Squad 533. In the same year HVAA was authorized to add a second ambulance. In 2016 that ambulance was upgraded to ALS level thanks to the hard work of our members.  HVAA continues to upgrade equipment and training as Hereford EMS pursues its mission to provide quality EMS and rescue services to its district.

 

 

Mission Statement: The Hereford Volunteer Ambulance Association (HVAA) provides outstanding emergency medical services (EMS), all-terrain vehicle (ATV) response, and light rescue support in the local community and elsewhere, as requested by the Baltimore County Fire Department or via mutual aid to other regions.

 

Vision: The HVAA supports the community with educational opportunities related to EMS.The HVAA supports the community with EMS and ATV services for local events.

Objectives:  

  • To provide consistent and outstanding emergency medical services to the Baltimore County community

  • To provide volunteer healthcare opportunities to the Baltimore County community

  • To provide healthcare related education to the citizens of the local community

  • To foster healthy people in the local community


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