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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the fastest way to request an ambulance?
  • How can I help the ambulance squad?
  • Why did I receive a bill?
  • I have a question about a bill.
  • When are the ambulances staffed?
  • Do you have walkers or wheelchairs?

August 13th, 2018

For 78 years - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

August 9th, 2018

Our first community CPR class is officially sold out! If you did not get a spot, stay tuned we will have more classes coming soon!

If you would like to have your name added to a contact list for the next available class, or you are interested in group rates for CPR/AED, First Aid or Basic Life Support training please email

Thank You all for your continued support!
-Canandaigua Emergency Squad

August 8th, 2018

Our team responded to 597 calls in July.

Sickness was the most common reason for calls (88), followed by falls (71), motor vehicle accidents (46), unconsciousness (28), breathing problems (25) and overdoses (21). Responses were slightly higher for women (51%) than men (49%). 70 years of age and up was the most commonly called for (43%), followed by 40-69 (34%), 20-39 (13%) and younger than 20 (10%).

Ready. Willing. Able.

August 2nd, 2018

Canandaigua Emergency Squad is an independent not-for-profit community service agency. Our operating and capital funds come from grants, billing for service, and donations from people like you.

One easy way to donate is through our AmazonSmile partnership. By picking Canandaigua Emergency Squad as your organization of choice, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to CES. Follow the link on our homepage to designate CES as your AmazonSmile choice today!

July 30th, 2018

The phrase “It takes a village” has never been truer than when applied to serving and protecting a community.

When it comes to protecting the greater Canandaigua community, it’s all hands on deck. From the Canandaigua Fire Department and city police to Thompson Hospital and the fire departments of Hopewell, Cheshire and East Bloomfield-Holcomb — we work side by side with these organizations to form a cohesive team focused on one thing: ensuring the best possible care is rendered to our patients.

Learn more about our partnerships:

City of Canandaigua Fire Department, Canandaigua Police Department,F.F. Thompson Hospital, Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department, Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department and East Bloomfield Holcomb Fire Department

233 N. Pearl St | Canandaigua, NY 14424 | 585.394.5860

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