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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?

September 20th, 2018

Deanne Mickelsen became a volunteer EMT just a few months ago, but she’s not entirely new to Canandaigua Emergency Squad. Deanne came to the squad in the fall of 2017 when she saw in the newspaper that we needed volunteers. She was just looking to help out, but when Deputy Chief John Himmel asked if she’d like to take the EMT course, Deanne dove right in.

As someone new to emergency medicine, Deanne is thankful to her CES teammates for welcoming her, their willingness to help out and their good sense of humor.

September 17th, 2018

Canandaigua Emergency Squad is looking for new volunteers to help serve our community. As the busiest volunteer 911 service in Ontario County, we rely on our 65 volunteer members—EMTs, drivers, ambulance assistance, grounds maintenance, fundraising planning, building repair and office-duty assistance—for a variety of tasks.

If you’re interested in volunteering, click the link to learn more and apply today:

September 13th, 2018

Our team responded to 531 calls in August.

Sickness was the most common reason for calls (78), followed by falls (62), unconsciousness (30), traffic accidents (26), and overdoses (22). Responses were higher for women (55%) than men (45%). 70 years of age and up was the most commonly called for (45%), followed by 40-69 (35%), 20-39 (18%) and younger than 20 (2%).

Ready. Willing. Able.

September 8th, 2018

Canandaigua Emergency Squad added a new member to our fleet this week. The new ambulance 3494, a 2018 Ford E350/AEV TraumaHawk went into service and will be replacing a 1997 Ford E450 Econoline/Lifeline.

September 4th, 2018

It’s hard to believe that it’s back-to-school time again! As buses hit the road this week, please remember these few safety tips:

- Always stop for buses that are loading or unloading children.

- Look out for school-zone signals and obey the speed limits.

- Be aware of and watch out for children near schools, bus stops, sidewalks, in the streets, in school parking lots, etc.

- Ensure your children stand away from the curb as the bus approaches.

- Remind children to remain seated anytime the bus is moving.

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