• 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
  • EMS Department Saves Dispatcher’s Wife

    A happy ending for a close call before the Holidays. It is anyone in emergency services worst nightmare; hearing an ambulance dispatched to your own address for the most serious of calls, a cardiac arrest. Bob Davis is a member of our own family, and that was his experience while participating in a charity football… Read More

    EMS Department Saves Dispatcher’s Wife
  • New Resources Added to Help Residents Stay Informed During Emergencies.

    We here at Colonie EMS encourage people to be prepared and we want to help in anyway possible. We have added several resources to help you be as ready as possible in the event of an emergency. Colonie Police Department has joined a new communication system called Nixle. Nixle is free to join and updates… Read More

    New Resources Added to Help Residents Stay Informed During Emergencies.
  • EMS Department Gives Local Family a Very Merry Christmas!

    Colonie EMS personnel came together this holiday season to give Santa a hand and provide a very Merry Christmas for a local family with eight children. Although the list was lengthy, friends and members of the department came together to make sure that every single item asked for was received. The outpouring of generosity for… Read More

    EMS Department Gives Local Family a Very Merry Christmas!

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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 stay healthy and safe during this extreme cold.   The World Health Organization suggests … [Read More...]

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Staying Healthy During Flu Season

It is here again, and this year Flu season is making a big impact. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has classified this season as severe based on early data and there aren't any signs of it slowing down. Influenza, "the flu", is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by a virus that can result in mild to significant illness and may even lead to death. Here are some facts and suggestions to keep you Flu-free and healthy! Flu … [Read More...]

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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 and knowledge, this is the course for you! Classes begin on Tuesday February 3 with classes until final written exam on May 21. Candidates must also take or show proof … [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!"