• In Memory of Meaghan Sammons

    Our hearts are still heavy with the loss of Meaghan. We would like to share some of the coverage of Meaghan’s life. Meaghan was a wonderful part of the Colonie EMS family, and she will be missed. Sammons, Meaghan C. ALBANY Meaghan C. Sammons (Nichols), 39, passed away in her home on Saturday, March 28,… Read More

    In Memory of Meaghan Sammons
  • Emergency Traffic

    Pop quiz! Do you remember what you are supposed to do when you see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching? If it has been a while since you took your driving exam, here are some sample questions from the DMV exam (the answers are in bold):     When do emergency vehicles with flashing lights… Read More

    Emergency Traffic
  • Spring Training

      Train hard. Work hard. It is Spring training season here at Colonie EMS. For two weeks semiannually, we take time to review our rescue skills and get operational updates from administration. This year we are excited to be adding a new skill to our rescue operations, trench rescue. In the near future, Colonie EMS… Read More

    Spring Training
  • Cold Temperature Considerations

    As you may have noticed… it is cold out! Extremely cold temperatures make staying warm and safe a challenge. Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outside, can cause other serious or life-threatening health problems. Anyone can be affected, however infants and the elderly are particularly at risk. Here is some information to help you… Read More

    Cold Temperature Considerations
  • Colonie EMS is Hosting EMT Refresher

    Colonie EMS is proud to host various courses throughout the year, and in just a couple of weeks we will be sponsoring an EMT Challenge Refresher. If you are an EMT who has a certification that is about to expire, or if it already has and you would like to brush up on your skills… Read More

    Colonie EMS is Hosting EMT Refresher

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In Memory of Meaghan Sammons

Our hearts are still heavy with the loss of Meaghan. We would like to share some of the coverage of Meaghan's life. Meaghan was a wonderful part of the Colonie EMS family, and she will be missed. Sammons, Meaghan C. ALBANY Meaghan C. Sammons (Nichols), 39, passed away in her home on Saturday, March 28, 2015, with her loving family by her side. Meaghan was born on May 15, 1975, to Chuck and Donna Nichols. Meaghan was a graduate of Colonie … [Read More...]

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Emergency Traffic

Pop quiz! Do you remember what you are supposed to do when you see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching? If it has been a while since you took your driving exam, here are some sample questions from the DMV exam (the answers are in bold):     When do emergency vehicles with flashing lights and sirens have the right of way? In intersections. While driving on the right side of the road. In all circumstances. While … [Read More...]

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Spring Training

  Train hard. Work hard. It is Spring training season here at Colonie EMS. For two weeks semiannually, we take time to review our rescue skills and get operational updates from administration. This year we are excited to be adding a new skill to our rescue operations, trench rescue. In the near future, Colonie EMS will be added to the response team with Colonie Fire Company to trench rescues. Colonie Fire Company is the areas resource … [Read More...]

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NY Smoker Quit Line – 866-697-8487

What is the Quitline?: The New York State Smokers’ Quitline is a free and confidential telephone-based counseling service that provides effective stop smoking services to New Yorkers who want to stop smoking. "The first few weeks off cigarettes can be tough, but things do improve. Though symptoms may be strong at first, they will go away. Tell yourself you are recovering from smoking, not in withdrawal. The symptoms are your body's way of telling you it is on the mend!"