Milford Ambulance is proud to serve the community of Milford, NH with two ambulances providing Advanced Life Support. The service has career, part-time and volunteer staff who are alltrained, certified and licensed to the same high standards. Career staff and part-time staff provide coverage from 6 AM until 6 PM from Monday to Saturday. The volunteer staff of over 30 personnel provides coverage from 6 PM until 6 AM and all day on Sundays.
It is the mission of Milford Ambulance Service to provide quality Basic Life Support and/or Advanced Life Support emergency pre-hospital medical care as requested and needed to the ill or injured in a professional and compassionate manner under the authorization of the Town of Milford Board of Selectmen and in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
In 1973 interested people from Milford and surrounding towns met with the Board of Selectmen to attempt to organize an ambulance service. The selectmen at that time felt the service provide by United Ambulance out of Nashua could be improved upon. Prior to that the local funeral director, Smith-Heald, was performing the service until the State implemented new regulations for EMS. In November of 1973 the Town had a special town meeting and voted on a warrant for the selectmen to spend $36,000 of revenue sharing to purchase equipment and provide the new service with some operating expenses. Two new ambulances were purchased from Draper Chevrolet on Garden St. for $13,750 each. 27 men and women took the 26-hour American Red Cross Training course which was needed to be a licensed ambulance attendant. There were 2 registered EMTs (which required a 72 hour course), a registered nurse and a LPN who would provide 24/7 coverage of the town. The volunteers would receive $100 a year and $5.00 per call after a 6 month probation period. The new service took over midnight 12/31/73 and had their first call on the following Tuesday when it received an emergency call from Dr. Alexander Law to transport a patient to St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.