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Quality Compassionate Care

Canandaigua Emergency Squad is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable community organization serving the city of Canandaigua, towns of Canandaigua, Hopewell, and Gorham, as well as all of Ontario County, NY.

As a community based volunteer ambulance and rescue service since 1940, we provide primary ambulance service to a 144 square mile district in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

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December 7th, 2017

We’re almost at the end of 2017, and through the first 11 months of the year, our team has done a lot. We’ve responded to 5,189 calls — more than 470 per month and 15 per day.

Our top reasons for receiving a call have been: illness (743), falls (665), trouble breathing (366), traffic incidents (266), unconsciousness/fainting/near fainting (262), chest pain (180), overdose (149), and abdominal pain (144). We were called 78 times as standby for different community events, asked to be ready if and when needed while others enjoyed without a care.

Our community’s oldest citizens are the ones we responded to the most. Individuals 70 and older accounted for 42 percent of our calls, followed by people 40-69 (38 percent), 20-39 (16 percent) and under 20 (4 percent). The gender split was pretty even, providing care to women 52 percent of the time and men 48 percent. When you consider the relatively small population of our area (about 20,000 people), the odds are good that we helped someone you know this year.

We've helped a lot of people this year. And now we need your help.

November 28th, 2017

When a lot of people are in a hurry, accidents happen. And during the holiday season, nearly everyone is in a hurry. Learn how you can avoid letting the hustle of the holidays put you in harm's way!

November 21st, 2017

Giving thanks is no small thing. We're thankful for the faith this community has in us to do our job, and for those who support us any way they can. This week's column in the Messenger Post Media is all about being thankful!

November 17th, 2017

Our team responded to 499 calls in October (471 from the Canandaigua district and 20 from East Bloomfield). Illness was the most common reason for calls (73), followed by falls (61), motor vehicle accidents (36), respiratory distress (34) and overdose (15). Responses were split almost even between men (51%) and women (49%). The 65-plus age group was the most common (51%), followed by 35-64 (33%), 20-34 (10%), and less than 20 (6%).

Ready. Willing. Able.

November 15th, 2017

With so many big things to be thankful, make sure you do the little things to keep your holidays happy and healthy! Click the links for tips you should follow

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