Tactical EMS Team
The Plymouth Ambulance Tactical Team (PATEMS) was established in June of 2000. This tactical service was established in 1996 by The Montgomery Hospital Paramedics. In June of 2000 the two services merged and the team was re-structured. Additional personnel had been added to help support the many police departments we currently serve. PATEMS currently offers 9 trained entry level operators, 2 MTOC's (command post liaisons) and our Squad Physician ( Medical Director) who is Military trained and CONTOMS certified. The Medical Director will respond to all call outs to offer direct medical command on scene, this also adds a unique caveat if further advanced care is required by an MD. Our affiliations are wide spread supporting 17 primary police departments which unite to form a regional SWAT team known as CMSWAT (Central Montgomery Special Weapons And Tactics). PATEMS provides primary coverage for the Borough of Norristown ERT (Emergency Response Team). Additionally, PATEMS offers secondary assistance to other EMS tactical teams including the NPTRT (North Penn Tactical Response Team) and Pottstown CMERT (Chester Montgomery Emergency Response Team).