This is a list of ambulance services in the Province of Nova Scotia.

This is a list of ambulance services in the Province of Nova Scotia.
The Ambulance Operators Association of Nova Scotia was formed in 1969 and dissolved in 2002.
From 1994 to 1999 Emergency Medical Care (Medavie) took over the 52 separate service providers in the province to create one province wide system.
The original list was created on EMSclassic
Amherst
1998 – Kelly’s Ambulance
Annapolis Royal
1998 – Digby County Ambulance Service
Antigonish
MacIsaac’s Funeral Home
1963 – Curry’s Ambulance Service began
1998 – Curry Brother’s Funeral Home
Arichat
1971 to 1998 – Boudreau Funeral Home
Armdale
1998 – B & D EMS Ambulance Service
Baddeck
1998 – Baddeck Ambulance Limited
1998 – Dunlop’s Ambulance Service
Berwick
1998 – Lindsay Ambulance Service
Bridgetown
1967 – Bridgetown Funeral Service
1998 – Robert L. Hall Ambulance Service
Bridgewater
Wambacks Funeral Home
1998 – Sweeny Funeral Home
Cheticamp
1983 – Cheticamp Ambulance Service
Clarks Harbour
1998 – Island & Barrington Area Ambulance
Country Harbour
1942 – Park Funeral Home
1980s to 1997 – Giffin’s Ambulance
1997 – Emergency Medical Care
Dartmouth
1940s – Zinck Ambulance
1975 – Walker’s Dartmouth Ambulance
1975 – Dartmouth Ambulance
Digby
1998 – Digby County Ambulance
Ecum Secum
1977 to 1997 – Veinotte Ambulance Service
1997 – Maritime Emergency Medical Services
Elmsdale
1998 – Withrow & MacMillan Ambulance
Freeport
1998 – Long & Brier Islands Ambulance
Glace Bay
To 1938 – F. M. Brown Funeral Homes and Ambulance Service
1938 to 1988 – V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home
1998 – Ambucab Ambulance
1998 – Cape Breton Regional Ambulance
1998 – Curry Brothers Ambulance Service
Halifax
1902 – Cruikshank’s Funeral Home
1910 – Victoria General Hospital
1958 to 1991 – Walker’s Regional Ambulance Service
1975 – Arsenault’s Ambulance Service
1975 – Halifax Funeral Home
Hawkesbury
1998 – Haverstock Ambulance
Head of Chezzetcook
1998 – Head of Chezzetcook Ambulance
Imperoyal
1900s – Imperial Oil Refinery ambulance also served Village of Imperoyal
Inverness
Inverness Funeral Home
1998 – Inverness Ambulance Service
Judique
1998 – Judique Ambulance
Kentville
1915 – The I.O.G.T. raised $18.00 at their strawberry and ice-cream festival towards the purchase of an ambulance from New Brunswick
1950s to 1997 – Annapolis Valley Ambulance
1958 to 1970s – Bob Schaffner worked ambulance with Lindsay Funeral Homes of Kentville, Berwick and Wolfville. He was responsible for the formation of the Ambulance Operators of Nova Scotia in 1969.
1972 – Hiltz Funeral Home
1998 – Lindsay Ambulance Service
Liverpool
1998 – Chandler’s Funeral Home
1998 – Queens Regional Ambulance
Louisbourg
1998 – Louisbourg Ambulance Service
Lower Sackville
1998 – Arsenault’s Ambulance Service
Mahone Bay
1934 – Zink’s Funeral Home & Ambulance
1948 to 1997 – Mahone Funeral and Ambulance Service Company Limited
Margaree Valley
1998 – Margaree Ambulance
Meteghan Centre
1960s – Wilfred LeBlanc had an ambulance
1998 – Meteghan Ambulance
Moser River
1998 – Ecum Secum Ambulance Service
Neil’s Harbor
1998 – Highland Ambulance Service
New Glasgow
1930s – Angus Funeral Home
1965 – Hatt Funeral Home
1970 – MacDonald Brothers
1998 – Dort’s Ambulance Service
Oxford and Wentworth
1968 to 1997 – MacDiarmid’s Funeral Homes Limited
Parrsboro
Up to 1997 – Smith & Son Funeral Home
1997 – Emergency Medical Care Inc. took over
Petit de Grat
C. H. Boudreau Funeral Home
Philips Harbour
1998 – Rhynolds Ambulance
Pictou
1990 – Pictou EMS
Port Hawkesbury
Green’s Funeral Home
1987 – Dennis Haverstock
Pubnico
West Pubnico Ambulance & Funeral Service
Pugwash
1998 – Mundle’s Ambulance Service
River Denys
1998 – Valley Mills Ambulance Service
Sackville
1960s to 1997 – Scotia Ambulance
1997 – Maritime Medical Service
Sheet Harbour
1969 to 1997 – Crowell & Son Funeral Home
Shelburne
1998 – Roseway Hospital Ambulance
Ship Harbour
1919 – Community sold spots on a quilt as a fundraiser to buy an ambulance
Shubenacadie
1935 – Ettinger Funeral Home
1998 – Bartlett’s Ambulance Service
Smiths Cove
1998 – Digby County Ambulance
Springhill
To 1997 – Brown Ambulance Service
St. Peter’s
To 1996 – Alex A. Morrison
Sydney
1968 – Sydney Memorial Chapel
1979 – T. W. Curry Funeral Home
1998 – Blue & White Ambulance Service
Sydney Mines
Withman Funeral Home
1998 – Clarke’s Taxi & Ambulance
Devco Mining Co.
Truro
Weir Ambulance
Mattatal Funeral Home
1971 – Bartlett’s Ambulance Service
Waterford
1998 – Unity Ambulance
1998 – McGillivray Ambulance
Westfield
1990s – Westfield Ambulance
Westport
1998 – Long & Brier Islands Ambulance
Windsor
Lindsay’s Ambulance
1998 – Arsenault’s Ambulance Service
Wolfville
1998 – Lindsay Ambulance Service
Wood’s Harbour
1998 – Wood’s Harbour Ambulance
Yarmouth
1981 – Sweeny’s Ambulance Service
To 1996 – Hiskilson’s Funeral Home

4 thoughts on “This is a list of ambulance services in the Province of Nova Scotia.

  1. Hey John
    The ambulance operators in the Windsor area were actually:
    Basil McCarthys Ambulance 1970 or 71 till Sept 1978 bought from RD Lindsay Windsor
    Then Arsenault’s Ambulance Sept 1978 till Fall of 1996 (Bought by Annapolis Valley Amb)
    Annapolis Valley Ambulance Fall 1996 till EMC took over Spring 1997
    Cheers
    Gerry

  2. A Correction is warranted: SMC and B&W never had services in Sydney. Only the Curry family with(T.W.Curry /Sydney Amb.) provided 24hr service continuously from 1923 to 1997. With a fleet of 10 ambulances( including the only 2 modular units in N.S.) in one busy year they responded to 8,000 calls including an average of one call/day to Halifax. Most of the following were not offered in N.S. (including HFX.) i.e. Contracted in house teaching paramedic from Detroit; taco graphs; staff with defibrillators & airway skills; incoming calls time recorded; 3-4 minute response times; In 1997 the a cost per call per capita was less than 5% of what it is today under the present government run system.

  3. Sydney Memorial opened in 1974 or 1975 they were never in the ambulance business, there were 2 ambulance services in sydney , R H Fillmore and T W Curry , Fillmore closed in the early seventies and T W Curry was taken over by EMC S

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