814.201.2265 saems@saems.com

Southern Alleghenies EMS Council, Inc.
2900 Beale Ave, Suite 126
Altoona, PA  16601
(814)201.2429 Fax


Southern Alleghenies EMS Council (SAEMS) is the designated regional emergency medical services (EMS) council for the counties of Bedford; Blair; Cambria; Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset in south-central Pennsylvania.

As specified in Act 37 of 2009, the EMS System Act, a regional EMS council is:

” A nonprofit incorporated entity or appropriate equivalent that is assigned by the Department of Health to:
(1) plan, develop, maintain, expand and improve emergency medical services systems within a specific geographic area of this Commonwealth; and
(2) coordinate those systems into a regional emergency medical services system.”

In this role, SAEMS has primary responsibility to ensure adequate and appropriate prehospital care through regulatory support to the Pennsylvania Bureau of EMS; to act as an advocate for patients needing prehospital care; and to serve as a resource, advocate and ombudsman for prehospital agencies and personnel within our assigned region.

OUr Staff