EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICE
We are one the few states under St. John Ambulance of Malaysia that manages FREE Emergency Ambulance Service for the public. Our Emergency Medical Assistance Service (EMAS) forms part of the Emergency Ambulance Service supporting the Ministry of Health public hospitals along with Malaysia Red Crescent Society and Malaysia Civil Defence under the auspices of MECC linked 999 call centres. The name “EMAS” also happens to have a meaning in the local Bahasa Malaysia language i.e. Gold, emphasising the Golden Hours in the field of pre-hospital care. Emergency Medical Assistance Service (E.M.A.S.) was first introduced in SJAM Wilayah Persekutuan. Is now in Penang as a National Project. Emergency Medical Assistance Service (EMAS) Penang is a not-for-profit community service projected by St. John Ambulance of Malaysia, State of Penang stationed a Class-A equipped ambulance, with well-trained ambulance medic within South-West area to respond to any emergency and provide pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured.