• New EMS Station is Underway

    Our new collaborative effort with the Boght Fire Department to consolidate under one station is scheduled to be finished by Fall of 2013. This consolidated station will reduce overall costs and allow one station

    New EMS Station is Underway
  • 11 Year Old Survivor Joey Celebrates

    Happy 1 year “new birthday” to Joey, who on April 16, 2012 suffered commotio cordis when a baseball struck him in the chest sending him into cardiac arrest. Joey was saved by bystanders who performed CPR

    11 Year Old Survivor Joey Celebrates
  • Special Operations Training – Hazmat Medical Decontamination

    Colonie EMS paramedics and EMTs are continuously training to hone their technical rescue skills and practice in this HazMat medical decontamination drill

    Special Operations Training – Hazmat Medical Decontamination

Featured Stories

Assistant Chief Paul Fink (Photo by: "Photos by Truck")

Off-Duty Paramedic Saves a Life

PRESS RELEASE: COLONIE, New York -- Off duty Paramedic and Town of Colonie EMS Department Assistant Chief Paul Fink was out to dinner with his wife at a local restaurant when another diner experienced a medical emergency, and began to choke on his steak.  Paramedic Fink, although off duty at the time, jumped into action performing the Heimlich maneuver on the man, which dislodged the food and saved the gentleman’s life.  Had Paramedic Fink … [Read More...]

heartbeat

February is Heart Month

Join us today and learn Free hands only CPR today (it's quick & easy)! 9AM-5PM @ the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center, 30 Aviation Rd, 12205 No pre-registration required, just stop in! Call our office with any questions 782-2645, Ext 0. Update: Today we trained over 60 people in hands-only CPR! Thank you to Brian, Lois & Kelley for your efforts today.   … [Read More...]

EMS team at sept12 bd meeting

EMS Joins Police for Tactical Medic Program

A first in the Town of Colonie, the EMS Department joins with the Police for special high risk situations to protect and enhance life safety of our public safety officers and injured victims. Unanimous approval at the Town of Colonie board meeting on Thursday September 12, 2013 voted to approve a program which joins select paramedics who qualified and interviewed with the town's Special Services Team (SST) or SWAT team as it's commonly referred … [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!"