The McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority offers medical service to Franklin Park residents 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Highly trained, state-certified paramedics and emergency medical technicians are prepared at a moments notice to administer the very best emergency care possible to you and your loved ones when the need arises.  You can visit the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority website at for additional information.

Many people believe that in an emergency help begins when the ambulance arrives on the scene. However, in reality, you are the first step in the emergency medical system.

Emergency Number

Each of you has at least one emergency lifesaving device in your home, your phone. You can learn to use it in just a few minutes. Write down this telephone number 911. This is the number you should call for help in a medical emergency. Now, put the number by your phone. This is very important for every person in your family to know. When you need help fast, your phone and the correct emergency telephone number can be a real life saver, and making the right call can save time and lives.

One call connects you to the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance team, paramedics, emergency medical technician and dispatchers, who are especially trained to help people who are hurt or sick. EMS stands for emergency medical services.


Many people are surprised to learn that the Ambulance Authority is not supported in any way by local tax dollars. The Authority’s only sources of revenue are from subscriptions and donations. Your donation to the Ambulance Authority enable them to continue to offer Franklin Park a high standard of excellent health care without tax support.

Subscription Facts

Did you know that:

  • The cost of an individual subscription is $60 per year (one person in the household) and family coverage is $90 per year (all permanent residents of a household). 
  • Visitors to your home (who do not live in our service area) needing the ambulance for an emergency are covered under your family subscription.
  • Your subscription covers you anywhere in our service area: Pine Township, McCandless Township, Franklin Park Borough, Marshall Township and Bradford Woods Borough. In addition, we also have reciprocal benefits in some surrounding municipalities. We are happy to report that your subscription actually has a large coverage area. All of our subscribers will receive emergency medical coverage, if they are sick or injured, in any of the communities serviced by the following emergency medical services:
    • Arnold Ambulance
    • Cranberry Ambulance
    • Eureka Community Ambulance
    • Foxwall EMS
    • Freeport EMS
    • Hampton Township EMS
    • Harmony EMS
    • Lower Burrell EMS
    • Lower Valley Ambulance
    • New Kensington Fire Department
    • Parkview VFD-EMS
    • Plum EMS
    • Richland EMS
    • Ross/West View EMSA
    • Seneca EMS
    • Shaler Area EMS
    • West Deer EMS
  • Subscribing to your Ambulance Authority enables them to offer your community a high standard of excellent health care without tax support.
  • Visit our Subscription Program information page by clicking here.

Other Services

The Ambulance Authority offers other services such as:

  • Technicians trained in the inspection and installation of child safety seats.  Follow the link, Car Seat Information, for more information.
  • CPR and First Aid training is offered.  Follow the link, CPR and First Aid Training, for more information.