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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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January 17th, 2017

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January 11th, 2017

Check out the latest Messenger Post column by Chief Beers

January 10th, 2017

CES responded to 449 calls in December. 2016 has been the busiest year for CES yet with a total call volume of 5,015.

In December, general illness was by far the most frequent reason for calls (69). The next most frequent reasons were falls (64), trouble breathing (38) ,motor vehicle collisions (26), and chest pain (20).

We responded to people aged 70-plus on 48% of calls in December. The next most common age group was 40-69 (34%), followed by 20-39 (13%) and less than 20 (4%). Females made up 55% of the people who received care from our team.

Ready. Willing. Able.

January 3rd, 2017

Chief Ken Beers' new weekly column debuted in the Daily Messenger (Messenger Post Media) on Sunday! Each week, learn how preparation can keep you, your family and your home safe.

December 30th, 2016

Chief Ken Beers has been with CES since 2001, and this year he's celebrating 40 years as a certified EMS professional. He was just 18 when he knew he'd spend his life helping others in need.

"A friend of mine called to let me know about an opportunity with the Squad. I was working at Monroe Community College directing the Emergency Medical Service program and was being encouraged to move up the administrative ladder at the College. But, I wanted to back closer to EMS, so I applied. Now, I am the full-time Chief responsible for all aspects of the operations and business of CES. My most memorable moment at CES was the morning we got called to the Canandaigua Academy for a shooting. One of my kids was at the school. There is nothing as unnerving as having one of your own involved in any call."

When not at the station, Ken spends time with his wife, two sons and one grandson, and he also enjoys renovating depressed homes.

Starting New Year's Day, you'll find Ken in the Daily Messenger sharing his thoughts in a new weekly column about proper safety preparation and response.

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