In 1971, the South Hills Ambulance & Rescue System began providing ambulance service to Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette Township. In fact, South Hills Ambulance served several communities within the South Hills area of Allegheny County, PA, and was comprised primarily of volunteers.

It was 21 years later that South Hills Ambulance officially became SouthBridge EMS and was the sole ambulance provider for Bridgeville and South Fayette. In 2002, SouthBridge began providing ambulance service to Cecil Township. 

What was once a volunteer staff transformed into a paid team of highly trained pre-hospital providers.


Since our beginning, SouthBridge has been dedicated to providing compassionate, professional, and life-saving emergency medical care to those we serve. We are a non-profit organization with oversight from a Board of Directors and a leadership team with decades of experience.

We currently maintain two stations: Cecil Township (Washington County) and South Fayette Township (Allegheny County) – covering an area of 48 square miles. SouthBridge also provides assistance to neighboring communities when requested.

In addition to emergency ambulance services, we are pleased to provide:

  • Medical standby coverage at special events or athletic programs
  • Specialized response resources
  • Education – such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First-Aid, and Stop the Bleed classes
  • Station and ambulance tours

SouthBridge is dispatched by both Allegheny County 911 and Washington County 911 Centers (pre-scheduled standby events excluded). We do not provide non-emergency inter-facility transports or wheelchair van service.

We encourage you to continue exploring our website to learn more about us. If you would like to schedule a standby or class as mentioned above, or if you have a question, please reach out.


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