Now seeking applications for full-time Deputy Chief - Administration, Lieutenant, EMT.

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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May 22nd, 2018


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May 21st, 2018

This week celebrates the 44th annual National EMS Week, created in 1974 by President Ford to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s front line.

Canandaigua Emergency Squad is the busiest volunteer 911 service in Ontario County and responds to more than 5,000 calls per year. This would not be possible without the dedication of our 14-person full-time staff and more than 65 volunteer members. This week, please help us honor and thank this crew who works hard to serve our community 24/7, 365 days a year.

May 15th, 2018

As lieutenant at Canandaigua Emergency Squad, Arnie LaRocca is an officer, manager and supervisor all wrapped into one. He’s in charge of quality assurance with the squad, orders supplies, takes care of medical equipment and manages the crew.

Arnie joined CES in 2014, but has been involved with emergency medicine since 2002, when he and his wife wanted to start a family. He cites his most memorable moment with CES as an overnight call:

“When I was on overnights, we received a call for a woman that delivered her baby at home. The midwife was unable to be at the birth due to weather, so she had suggested that an ambulance be called to transport baby and mother to a hospital. When we arrived, mom was holding the baby, there we no complications with birth, but, parents were unable to cut the umbilical cord. CES provided the dad a means to cut the cord. This was a very proud moment for the dad. Baby and mom were transported without incident to the hospital.”

May 13th, 2018

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!!! Keep being awesome!

May 9th, 2018

In honor of National Nurses Week, we have special Thank You to all of the nurses out there!

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