Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad, Inc

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FEMA Grant

Posted by EtownLewis EMS on May 11, 2017 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (2)


The Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad Inc. has been awarded $72,482.00 from FEMA as part of the 2016 Assistance to Firefighter Grant.  

Susan Merrell - North Country Regional Director for Senator Kirsten Gillibrands Office notified the department on May 10, 2017. 

The grant money will be used to purchase two new power cots and two patient surface extenders.


Ambulance Stretcher

Posted by EtownLewis EMS on September 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Emergency Squad is looking for your help!  Our, stretchers are tired and need to be replaced.  The current stretchers are over 20 years old and manually operated. 

Ferno Washington is a stretcher manufacturer specializing in both manual and power operated stretchers .  FW developed a new stretcher in 2014 called the INjX.  The INjX Stretcher is a battery operated power stretcher designed with innovative features and stability to help the provider reduce back injuries, keep control, and maintain proper body mechanics while loading and unloading the patients.

In October a squad member tackled the enormous task of updating the departments DUNS # through Dun & Bradstreet.  He was also successful in setting the squad up with SAM.GOV.  The federal government requires both parts to be completed before being considered for any FEMA Grant.  

It took 34 days of continous work researching and completing many different request in order too comply with FEMA's request.  The grant was written with the help of a Grant Writer.  And, we are proud to announce that we successfully submitted the FEMA Grant on November 11, 2016 with 3 days to spare.  Now, we patiently await for the grant announcement in late March early April 2017.

This grant is for $76,000.00.  

See more at: http://www.fernoems.com

If, you wishmake a tax deductible donation towards the new stretchers.  Please send your donation to the Elizabethtown - Lewis Emergency Squad PO Box 443 Elizabethtown, NY 12932 with a note on your check INjX Stretcher.


Thank you in advance for helping us protect our patients and providers!


High School Students (16 years and older)

Posted by EtownLewis EMS on July 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Did, you know the Elizabethtown Lewis Emergency Squad offers a Junior Member program.  Junior members can join the department initially as Attendants.  They become CPR certified and some become have even gone on to become NYS Certified First Responders and certified NYS EMTs.  As, a member the training cost is free!  You can obtain more information by stopping at our station between 8am and 4pm Monday - Friday or email us at etownlewisems@gmail.com.  

If, you are interested in Emergency Medicine or other parts of the medical field.  The local emergency squad is a great place to start.  Are, you thinking about studing to be a doctor, physicians assistant, nurse, Flight Medic on a helicopter crew, Forest Ranger, Police Officer, State Trooper, Encon Officer, Border Patrol Agent, or Fire Fighter.  Then, you should consider becoming and EMT and add the certification to your resume.  

The greatest satisfaction for EMTs is giving back to the community and making a difference caring for family, friends, neighbors, and strangers alike!   

Learn (Hands only CPR)

Posted by EtownLewis EMS on January 6, 2013 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (4)

Everyone should know how to do Hands on CPR.   Did, you know it's as easy as Check (Look, Listen, and Feel), Call ( 911 ), and Compress (The Chest).  CPR is the critical link in the chain of survival.  Hands on CPR (Chest Compressions ONLY) has proven to save many lives.  Call us or stop by today and sign up for a free class!

Sorry, CPR cards are not offered for this class - class time last 20 minutes from start to finish!




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