The Harvard Ambulance Service ( HAS ) was founded in 1972 to provide emergency medical services to residents and visitors of Harvard, Massachusetts. The ambulance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is staffed by dedicated volunteers who respond from their homes at the time of a medical emergency. Each member of the ambulance service receives the highest level of training available and uses the best medical equipment we can provide.HAS's purpose is to provide quality prehospital emergency care for Harvard residents and visitors. This care includes emergency patient assessment, patient care, lifting, moving, transport, and transfer of care to hospital emergency room personal. It also includes patient advocacy, support for other town services such as police and fire departments, back-up service for surrounding town via our mutual aid agreements, and coverage for Harvard events such as road races and fairs. A HAS Director is appointed by, and reports to, the Harvard Selectmen. The HAS Director, in consultation with HAS members, appoints a management team responsible for specific activites such as education and training.All members of Harvard Ambulance Service have completed the Massachusetts requirements to uphold an Emergency Medical Technitian - Basic certification. We have continued our certification with a requirement of CPR cerification for the professional rescuer and National Incident Management 100 and 700 courses.