Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad, Inc

"Good EMS doesn't happen by accident." 

     ELIZABETHTOWN - LEWIS EMERGENCY SQUAD P.O. Box 443, Elizabethtown NY, 12932 8143 US Route 9, Lewis NY, 12950   


Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad, Inc. is an emergency medical service agency at the Advanced Life Support level serving the towns of Elizabethtown, Lewis, and the hamlet of New Russia in beautiful Essex County, NY.  Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS responds to an average 250 calls annually.

Did you know as a taxpayer it would cost $300,000.00 or more for a full time paid service to cover your town?  

Or that our volunteers save you the taxpayer - over $228,000.00 in cost yearly? 

These are just a few facts you need to be aware of as the Emergency Squad seeks both your support and that of the Town Boards.  

The ambulances respond to calls weekly and during our busy times daily and as often as 3 times within a 24 hour  period.  A majority of the volunteers have full time day jobs and often respond to 1 or 2 calls during the night and report back to work in the morning.  It takes a very dedicated community member to give this much time! They do this week after week to ensure someone is available to serve you in your time of need.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

We want to know what you think.  If you've had an experience with Etown-Lewis EMS, please take a moment to complete our customer satisfaction survey in the Patient/Family feedback section of our page.  Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in becoming a volunteer member with Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS? Visit our become a member section for more information on how to join and to print an application!

Board of Directors 2020

Dan Weber - President
Patty Bashaw - Vice President
Todd Bessette - Secretary
Corey Fehlner - Training Captain
Aimee Gumlaw - Ambulance Captain
Chris Gumlaw - Maintenance Captain

Original Board of Directors


John Denton

Noble Dickinson

Carl Huttig

Melvin Longware


Henry Cornwright

Charles Dubay

Harold Valentine

Steve Vargo

Did you know the volunteers are saving you the taxpayers over $228,000.00 annually?


Adams, Cora -      EMT
Baker, Montana -    EMT
Bashaw, Larry - AEMT-CC
Bashaw, Patty - AEMT-CC
Bessette, Todd Jr. -  Driver/EMT Student
Bolding, Megan - EMT                         
Deming, Anita - EMT
Farmer, Ethan -  Driver/EMT Student
Fehlner, Cory- EMT                                          Fleury, Sienna - Attendant         
Freebern, Bill - Paramedic
Green, Lori - EMT 
Gumlaw, Aimee - EMT
Gumlaw, Chris - EMT
Hlusko, Laurie Ann - EMT                         
Hooper, Fred - EMT
Hozley, Chris - EMT
Hozley, Joan - EMT                      
Mitchell, Monica - Driver/Attendant            
Pulsifer, TJ - Driver/Attendant
Rich, Keith - Driver/Attendant                            Rider, Koby - Attendant
Scheluder, Matt - Attendant 

Sicher, Carolyn - EMT                             
Weber, Dan - Driver/Attendant/EMT Student

Per-Diem Staff

Brown, Cortney - AEMT-CC 
Crahan, Corey - AEMT-CC 
Cross, John - AEMT-CC 
Devlin, John - Driver  
Dodd, Bill - AEMT-CC
Fish, Lisa - AEMT-CC
Gregory, Robert - EMT 
Hameed, Nabeel - EMT (Paramedic student)
Morrisette, James - EMT
Nolan, Tiffany - EMT               
Olcott, Dakotah - EMT
Sitts, Nicholas - AEMT-CC
Stonitsch, Joelle - AEMT-CC                                 
Watts, Matt - AEMT-CC
Weller, Mike - Paramedic

Paid Full Time Staff
Lincoln, Melanie - EMT
Perotti, Stephen - AEMT-CC