Harvard Ambulance Service (HAS) is a volunteer-operated, Massachusetts State-certified, basic life-support ambulance corps. Since 1972, Harvard Ambulance Service (HAS) has been committed to providing prompt, quality prehospital emergency care to the Harvard residents and visitors. The service currently has over 70 members, is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and responds to over 350 emergency calls per year. Each EMT on the service is trained to the highest standard and uses the best equipment available. HAS provides care ranging from patient assessment, to administering medications, to treating traumatic injuries, to CPR and defibrillation. In addition to responding to emergencies, HAS also provides standby medical coverage at community events including road races, fall festival, and town meeting.
HAS is an entirely volunteer-run organization. Co-directors Steven Beckman and Jason Cotting manage HAS and report to Harvard Selectmen regarding its operation. The HAS co-directors, in consultation with HAS members, appoint a management team responsible for specific activities such as training and community outreach.