TICONDEROGA

EMERGENCY SQUAD INC.

P.O. BOX 265

TICONDEROGA N.Y. 12883

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for Police, Fire and Medical Emergencies

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 Ticonderoga Emergency Squad, INC. was chartered in 1947 as a Not-for-profit corporation and received no funding from the town; this remains true today. There were fewer than a dozen original charter members.

The original ambulance was a funeral home hearse that was garaged at the north end of Champlain Avenue in the back of a bank. A lot of the members worked at International Paper Company, and would answer calls from work. The Squad covered a large area ranging from Tongue Mountain to Port Henry, and would also transport critically ill or injured patients to hospitals in Glens Falls and Albany without the benefit of the Northway.

 In the late 1960's there were big changes with the implementation of the U.S. DOT EMT training program. The Ticonderoga Emergency Squad became one of the first to start staffing it's ambulances with EMTs trained in new lifesaving techniques. The ambulances became better equipped with new devices that gave EMTs the ability to provide near Emergency Room services to patients.

 

 During the late 60's the Squad added two more ambulances to their fleet, with a total of three which today include two box style vehicles, and a van type. All the ambulances are certified by the New York State Department of Health and proudly bear the certification sticker.

 The New York State Department of Health, the Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council and a local medical director provide mandated oversight of the organization and its members which include EMT's, and Advanced Life Support technicians

In 2010 the Squad began its campaign for a new home. With the help of the community and many dedicated members, the project is now well underway. The new location will be at the Portage and Champlain Avenue intersection. The project has a projected completion date of December 2011.