Community Emergency

78 Thompson St
Ballston Spa NY 12020
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So in December 1966, 25 citizens of this community met at Eagle Matt Lee Fire house & decided to establish an ambulance service. A contest was held to decide the name for this new ambulance service and the winning name chosen was "Community Emergency Corps." because we serve the community. We operated out of two garages with two used 1965 Pontiac ambulances, which were located at Guertin's funeral home garage & Grooms garage. Our current location at 78 Thompson St. in the village of Ballston Spa, was donated by Dr. Pastore and constructed by Raymond Leonard & Corp members. Times were tough at the beginning with very little money and medical supplies to go around. This resulted in door to door & coin drop fundraising for many, many years. For many years the volunteer members of this organization dedicated themselves to providing care to the sick and injured whenever and wherever they were called. In the early 70's we added a third ambulance due to an increase in call volume. In 1992 we expanded our station to meet the needs of our growing community and the addition of a first response vehicle, bringing our fleet to a total of three ambulances & first response vehicle. Over the years knowledge and technology in emergency medical service had changed requiring our personnel to become certified by the Department of Health. The days of scoop and haul and providing oxygen were waning. Now early defibrillation and the understanding of the human physiology and treatment of illnesses & injuries had improved in the field. Our volunteers had changed with the times, advancing themselves to the benefit of our community. Yet through the years time was taking its toll on our volunteers, the lack of new volunteers replacing the existing staff brought a significant change to our organization. Daytime staffing was dwindling down, so in 1997 our organization decided to hire career EMT's for daytime coverage. This was a drastic change for a volunteer agency that dedicated themselves in helping our community. Then 1998, the agency then went through another change and decided to advance themselves & become a Paramedic level ambulance service. This advancement greatly reduced the time in getting emergency treatment and care to the residences and commuters of our district. Our career Paramedics' / Critical Care Techs stay in-house to reduce the response time in getting to your house or place of business. The time, energy & education required to maintain our certification has become immense, so in 2002 we began participation in the NYS pilot program for recertification, training and continuing medical education. Community Emergency Corps is a non-profit emergency medical service organization that serves the citizens of the Village of Ballston Spa, the Town of Milton & part of the Towns of Ballston & Charlton, by providing 24/7 Advance Life Support Ambulance service through the base of volunteers & career personnel. On September 11, 2001 terrorists struck the World Trade Center and with the loss of life of Police, Fire & EMS personnel along with innocent bystanders placed our profession in a whole new light. We need your support PLEASE VOLUNTEER!