PACE Paramedic Service
Offers New Services
ME - PACE Paramedic Service in conjunction with
Western Maine Health is unveiling a new service to the
communities in Western Maine. PACE has begun a
"Vial of Life" program so that in case of an emergency,
individuals have current health information written down
and in a safe place.
program is available to anyone at their request at no
cost; PACE will visit your home, will help you fill out
a health form and place the vial in your
refrigerator. A sticker is then placed on a window
of your home letting ambulance services know that your
health and medication information is available in a
special vial in your refrigerator.
addition to the new program, PACE also continues
offering HERO Units for sale to the public and will
install these as well. A HERO Unit is an
emergency communication that uses your telephone
line. Individuals wear a pendant or bracelet with
a button that when pressed calls a special operator who
then dispatches a local ambulance service to your home
as necessary. HERO Units have been available
through PACE Paramedic Service since 1994.
Currently there are 150 units in operation. Older
versions of the unit are now being replaced with updated
systems at no cost and new units are available for
individual purchase. Proceeds from the HERO Unit
program go towards purchasing new units.
become involved with either program or for more
information please call PACE Paramedic Service at
207-743-5933 x707 and leave your contact information on
the message line. If you need an ambulance, please
do not use this number, instead, dial 911.
Paramedic Service is an affiliate of Western Maine
Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.
Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.