News & Announcements
Sherry Doubleday, Assistant Captain of General Schuyler Rescue Squad was one of 12 women selected for the “Capital Women Sustaining the American Spirit” award presented March 19th in a special ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany. “A member of the General Schuyler Rescue Squad for 17 years, Sherry has served as Assistant Captain for the past two years. Her time and energy as an EMT have touched countless lives and inspired others to lend their talents to the organization. Her efforts truly reflect the tradition of the brave, the proud, and the courageous women who exemplify excellence in EMS in New York State.” Congratulations to Sherry on this outstanding achievement!
FDNY Commissioner Thomas Von Essen’s letter of thanks to Saratoga County EMS for assistance with WTC coverage.
Round the clock ambulance coverage at the Mohawk Tire Recycling yard (abandoned) on Schoolhouse Lane next to the GE Silicones plant in Waterford was discontinued on 3-12-02 at 8:30 am. The site burned from Saturday (March 9) until Tuesday (March 12). The Waterford Rescue Squad is extremely appreciative of all the agencies that provided mutual aid assistance to stand by at the scene. The Saratoga EMS Council presented an award to the dedicated members of the Waterford Rescue Squad for their excellence at the May 2nd meeting of the Squad.
The outpouring of concern and willingness to help expressed by the Emergency Medical Services of Saratoga County is commendable. The NYS Health Department has expressed their thanks to all of you for your efforts: DOH Letter. For information on the Task Force operation and the Corps that participated in standing by, please click here: Task Force Schedule. We join hands with all Americans and our many friends throughout the world to pay tribute to those who have lost or risk their own lives to save others. If you would like to help honor our fallen EMS brothers and sisters, please join in sending an email to the Governor and our Legislators asking them to expedite the creation of an EMS Line of Duty Death Memorial. This legislation has been defeated repeatedly for several years, and again stalled in the Legislature.
In conjunction with the County Fire Coordinator and County EMS Coordinator, several Weapons of Mass Destruction training courses were offered starting in February 2002. The courses were OFPC Courses for which participants also received REMO Continuing Education Credits. There was no preregistration required and no charge for Saratoga County EMS and Fire Department members. Click here for a complete list of WMD Courses.