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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, schools, and businesses to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

Based on Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order issued for Northampton and Lehigh Counties, Bethlehem City Hall will be closed to the public effective 4:30 pm today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice.
 
City Hall will remain operational but closed to the public. City employees will be available to assist residents via phone, email and website.

Bethlehem residents concerned with businesses operating in violation of the shutdown, are requested to call the Bethlehem Service Center at 610-865-7000. Do not call 911 for this issue.

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About us

CITY OF BETHLEHEM EMS PROVIDES EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT TO THE CITIZENS, WORKERS, AND VISITORS TO THE CITY OF BETHLEHEM

 

What is a Paramedic

A Paramedic is an individual having special, well-defined skills and knowledge in emergency medicine, one who is concerned for the health and well-being of others and who exercises in his or her daily work painstaking attention to all assigned tasks in order to promote the well-being of others. Paramedics treat the sick and injured while transporting them to the most appropriate hospital within the service response area.

The EMS system begins by the early recognition of an emergency and activation of the EMS system by dialing "911". Specially trained communications technicians will confirm the location of the call and ask key questions that enable them to determine the appropriate response for the EMS unit utilizing Emergency Medical Dispatch. Police Officers and/or Firefighters are dispatched along with EMS to provide early first aid and to relay vital patient information to responding paramedics. Police and Firefighters carry first responder kits and automated external defibrillators (AED’s) to aid in the initial treatment of the sick, injured, and victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

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