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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.

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?

July 21st, 2018

We are pleased to announce our first community CPR class! Over the past several months we have been working to revitalize our Community Education Program. If you are interested in attending this class please email, Please understand that this class is only available to the first 6 seats, and that there will be more class opportunities in the future.

If you are interested in group classes and refreshers, please email the address above with what you are looking for. We strive to provide the best service to our community, part of that service is educating the public on how they can make the difference when someone is faced with a life threating emergency.

July 16th, 2018

"The Emergency Squad is a vital part of what we do in law enforcement and in the public safety community. It makes our job much easier and much more effective having that type of service readily available to us." - Chief Hedworth, Canandaigua Police Department

July 11th, 2018

Our team responded to 451 calls in June.

Sickness was the most common reason for calls (62), followed by falls (59), motor vehicle crashes (32), unconsciousness (28) and breathing problems (23). Responses were higher for women (52%) than men (48%). 70 years of age and up was the most commonly called for (42%), followed by 40-69 (34%), 20-39 (17%) and younger than 20 (7%).

Ready. Willing. Able.

July 4th, 2018

Happy 4th of July! Please have a safe holiday!

July 3rd, 2018

Before you head out to your Fourth of July parities tomorrow, be sure to tune into 13 WHAM ABC/Fox Rochester WUHF to catch Chief Matt Sproul's interview with Jennifer Johnson on firework safety! He'll share tips on how to enjoy a safe holiday and what to do if an accident occurs.

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