166 Burlington Road
Harwinton , CT 06791
Since 1963, the Harwinton Ambulance Association has been serving the community of Harwinton and surrounding towns. Since its inception, the organization has maintained its ability to be served by community volunteers, with many becoming certified Emergency Medical Responders and Emergency Medical Technicians.
The ambulance's first headquarters was the far left hand corner of the old highway department's garage on Locust Road. With the expansion of the Harwinton Fire Department in the early 1980s, the ambulance then moved it's facilities to a single bay with adjoining day room at the Harwinton Fire Station on Burlington Road.
Since the late 1990s, the organization had looked for parcels of land that could be used for a stand alone facility, equipped with necessary bunk rooms, adequate facilities for staff, training areas, secured supply closets and adequate room for the ambulances. It was not until after 2010, that the ambulance was able to secure state funding to purchase the parcel of land adjacent to the fire station (the site of the old Texaco gas station), and eventually build a stand alone EMS headquarters.
Which started with just a handful of townsmen looking to provide basic medical care and transport for their neighbors, has turned into an organization that is home to over 60 men and women, ages 15 and up, 2 fully equipped ambulances capable of providing the most technologically advanced basic life support care and is situated in a building that will help the organization grow for years into the future.