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$10K Matching Gift Challenge

 The Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance Service has received a generous donation of $10,000 toward the purchase of our new ambulance, and the anonymous donor has pledged to match contributions from other community members through October 31 up to an additional $10,000.  So right now you can double the impact of your support and help the Service net $30,000 toward the needed $250,000 cost of our new rescue vehicle.  Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to P.O. Box 437, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. 

SWH-Tremont Ambulance Service is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Major Gift Boosts Ambulance Service Fundraising

The Southwest Harbor–Tremont Ambulance Service has received a generous gift of $50,000 from a donor who hopes his contribution will inspire other community members to donate as well. In a critical year when our Service is purchasing a new ambulance at a cost of roughly $250,000 to replace the older of our two well-worn Rescue vehicles, this donation will give our independent non-profit organization a major boost.

The Service has an annual operating budget averaging roughly $380,000 over the past five years, and the combination of billing receipts plus annual appropriations from Southwest Harbor and Tremont covers about 2/3 of that total. Therefore, annual fundraising is crucial to our organization’s success and longevity.

We plan to use $5000 of this gift immediately to upgrade the radio systems in both ambulances, making communication among crew members and partner agencies more reliable and potentially life-saving. The remaining $45,000 will go toward the new ambulance, scheduled for delivery in the Spring of 2023. For more information or questions, contact board president Andy Cline at


The Southwest Harbor – Tremont Nursing Service, also known as the Southwest Harbor – Tremont Ambulance Service, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide the citizens and visitors of Tremont and Southwest Harbor with quality emergency medical services. In collaboration with healthcare partners and other public safety agencies, and through community outreach, the Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance Service supports and promotes the health and general welfare of all citizens and visitors in our communities


The Ambulance Service is proud to provide year-round, 24-hour emergency medical services to the residents and visitors of Southwest Harbor and Tremont. The Service office is staffed with an EMS provider, and a driver on call from home, twenty-four hours a day. The Service maintains two ambulances, one downtown and the second located with the Southwest Harbor Fire Department. SWHTAS runs approximately 450 calls per year, and supports neighboring towns and agencies through mutual aid.

The Service is licensed by Maine Emergency Medical Services and is a member of the Maine Ambulance Association.