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Emergency Medical

Our Emergency Medical Technicians are highly trained individuals. They are required by the State of New York to take many hours of classroom and field work in order to become and remain certified EMTs. We have EMTs at the basic (EMT-B) and intermediate (EMT-I) levels of skill.

Emergency Medical Services represents 60% or better of our department's calls for service each year. We run a variety of medical calls, ranging from the basic “first aid” or “lift assist” types to the extreme “code 99” cardiac arrest calls. No call ever is “routine” with EMS since patients may become unresponsive at any time, even if it's just a “band-aid” type call.

Our EMT team works very closely with our non-EMT members on every EMS call. EMS is a team effort and every extra set of hands is always appreciated. Everyone has a chance to make a difference with EMS – saving the life of a neighbor or total stranger.

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