Each year, the Foundation hosts the PA EMS Memorial Bike Ride and statewide EMS Memorial Bike Ride honoring the EMS line of duty deaths in Pennsylvania with a long distance bicycle ride across the state.
Founded in 2007, the Foundation was created to serve the Pennsylvania emergency medical services community, to ensure public confidence in emergency medical services, to develop the next generation of emergency medical services providers, educate the public of their services and generally to further the cause of Pennsylvania emergency medical services through education, outreach and philanthropy. The Foundation will support the welfare of Pennsylvania emergency medical services providers and will serve other proper functions of a charitable, public foundation as needed.
This event and an annual dinner are the sole fundraising efforts for the Foundation. The proceeds for these events go toward award grants to EMTs who wish to further their career and become paramedics.
As of 2017, the Foundation has awarded $35,800 in grants.