• Michelle’s Story of Survival

    Five years ago today, on October 14, 2009,  Michelle Haller was playing soccer in Colonie and suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Thanks to immediate bystander CPR, and highly trained Colonie EMS professionals, they got her heart beating again. Michelle was transported to Albany Medical Center for a new procedure called Therapeutic Hypothermia, and walked out… Read More

    Michelle’s Story of Survival
  • Confined Space Rescue

    Each year Colonie EMS crews conduct semi-annual training updates on technical rescue and medical training. This fall Assistant Chief Jack Bevilacqua, the designated training chief, coordinated an update for the department which acts as the primary confined space team for the Town of Colonie. What is Confined Space Rescue? Confined space rescue is a subset… Read More

    Confined Space Rescue
  • Colonie EMS – Celebrating 25 Years

    In August the EMS Department will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The department starting providing EMS services to the Town at 6am on August 28, 1989.  This is the story of where we were and what we have become in 25 years. In 1986 the Town commissioned a study by Fitch & Associates to determine the best… Read More

    Colonie EMS – Celebrating 25 Years
  • New Collaborative Effort Complete: EMS Station 4

    Our recent collaborative municipal effort was completed which consolidated the Boght Fire Department & EMS station under one building. This consolidated station will reduce overall costs…[read more]

    New Collaborative Effort Complete: EMS Station 4
  • 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

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Confined Space Training 9-12-2014

Confined Space Rescue

Each year Colonie EMS crews conduct semi-annual training updates on technical rescue and medical training. This fall Assistant Chief Jack Bevilacqua, the designated training chief, coordinated an update for the department which acts as the primary confined space team for the Town of Colonie. What is Confined Space Rescue? Confined space rescue is a subset of technical rescue which typically involves extraction of a patient from narrow or … [Read More...]

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Colonie EMS – Celebrating 25 Years

In August the EMS Department will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The department starting providing EMS services to the Town at 6am on August 28, 1989.  This is the story of where we were and what we have become in 25 years. In 1986 the Town commissioned a study by Fitch & Associates to determine the best course of action to keep EMS in the Town of Colonie on the cutting edge. The Town had a very strong volunteer history in EMS, and in … [Read More...]

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New Collaborative Effort Complete: EMS Station 4

After many years of planning, two collaborative municipal agreements have come to fruition with an aim to reduce costs. Our first effort was completed which consolidated the Boght Fire Department & EMS station under one building. This consolidated station will reduce overall costs and allow one building for EMS & Fire north of Latham in Boght. This station now houses ambulances, our 670 Special Operations vehicle and spare backup … [Read More...]

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