Rockland Paramedic Services is a nonprofit organization formed to provide advanced life support emergency medical services to the residents of the towns of Haverstraw, Stony Point, Clarkstown, Ramapo and Orangetown in the county of Rockland, N.Y. RPS has had a number of firsts in its industry, such as one of the first paramedic services in its area to be certified as an advanced life support first responder, one of the first to utilize cellular telemetry and one of the first paramedic services to have a bike medic program. The Rockland Paramedic Services Special Operations division was entered into service in September 2002. The company saw the need in Rockland County for a specialized medical unit to assist regular 911 operations during extended emergency incidents. Extended emergency incidents include fire stand-bys, hazardous materials incidents, extrication of patients from remote areas, and search and rescue incidents. Rockland Paramedic Services is headquartered in Nanuet, N.Y.