For emergency medical care and lift assists, dial 911.


The Ambulance Service has begun the search for a new Director & Service Chief. Current Director and Chief, Andrew Braley, has done an excellent job since becoming our first ever Director in March of 2022 and has piloted us well through a period of growth and improvement in many areas. Braley plans to continue with the Service as a per diem paramedic but is resigning as Director and Service Chief to pursue a different full-time opportunity. Interested candidates can find a job description and further details here.


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 at the SWH Firehouse. SWHTAS runs approximately 500 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.

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

Donations can be made online using the Donate link in the menu at the top of this page
or mailed to P.O. Box 437, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. 


New Ambulance Funding Exceeds $200,000

February 27, 2023 – With the success of the Matching Challenge and the generous contributions from many community members, we are nearing our goal of $270,000. The current expected delivery of our new ambulance is Spring 2023. Our fundraising efforts continue with the aim of taking delivery of the new ambulance without the need for financing.

$10K Matching Challenge Success!

 November 1, 2022 – The Ambulance Service is extremely grateful to our generous community members who not only matched but exceeded the $10,000 challenge offered by an anonymous donor. Between August 12 and October 31 we received a remarkable total of just over $18,000 in donations, helping us to meet this challenge and earn the additional $10,000 toward the purchase of our new ambulance. With a combination of savings and fundraising, we have accumulated $172,500 toward our goal of $270,000 for the new rescue vehicle. Our fundraising efforts will continue, and donations of any amount are welcome and greatly appreciated, as we strive to serve the community throughout the year. 

Major Gift Boosts Ambulance Service Fundraising

August 27, 2022 – 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 $270,000 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