In 1976, a tragedy in the Fox Chapel Borough was the catalyst for exploring the creation of an Emergency Medical Service in the area. Many municipalities in the Fox Chapel Area already had ambulance services affiliated with their volunteer fire departments. Fox Chapel and Aspinwall did not, and Foxwall EMS was born. Blawnox would join Foxwall in 1988.
Foxwall began operations on March 10, 1979 with a crew of approximately 70 volunteers and an ambulance on loan. Its first emergency call was for chest pain and shortness of breath on Field Club Road.
Today, Foxwall is a combination Volunteer and Paid service with two Advanced Life Support ambulances and a crew of dedicated medical responders, Foxwall is well-equipped to provide the best possible care to its communities.