The Unity Ambulance Corps  Photo by George Russell

Unity Ambulance Corps has worked over the past year during the pandemic to keep the people of Unity and the surrounding communities safe. The drivers, EMTs and paramedics of UAC have continued to respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utilizing best practice and guidance from the Maine CDC and Maine EMS Agency, they helped keep both their patients and their EMS professionals safe from the devastating virus.

In 2021 alone, UAC has responded to 228 calls helping Mainers who suffered injuries or illnesses. In addition, the ambulance squad has provided community outreach via standby coverage at several community events throughout the fall and winter seasons, such as the snowmobile races on Unity Pond.

UAC was also part of the statewide effort to vaccinate first responders including EMS personnel, 911 dispatchers, firefighters and law enforcement. UAC personnel vaccinated more than 120 first responders as well as elders most at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

UAC helped ensure first responders in Waldo County will be able to safely respond to emergencies during this time of need.

The corps has purchased an ambulance from Sugarloaf Ambulance Rescue in Wilton. The vehicle is to help ensure UAC can continue to provide quality and progressive patient care in all weather and road conditions throughout the year.

Inside the brand-new Type I 2020 Ford F550 4×4 state-of-the-art ambulance of the Unity Ambulance Service. Photo by George Russell