(518) 873-2122. For emergencies, dial 911. etownlewisems42@gmail.com

Become a Member

Etown-Lewis EMS is always looking for interested, energetic, dedicated folks who want to help people and make a difference in the community.

Below are some of the more common questions we are often asked about volunteering with our agency, but it is by no means every answer to every question. If you have more questions or concerns about volunteering, please don’t hesitate to call our station: (518) 873-2122 or email us at etownlewisems42@gmail.com.

Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad Apparatus

Could you be a squad member?

Requirements are paid for by the agency. 

Drivers must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of application. They must have a current CPR card or complete a course after joining, and must complete the designated squad driver training as well as submit the designated squad physical after the approval by the agency. The applicant must attend an Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) course at the earliest convenience. Members must attend monthly squad meetings and trainings. All members must sign up for a minimum of 12 hours a month. 

Active Junior members must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and less than twenty-one (21) years of age. They must also have a current CPR card or complete a course after joining, and complete the designated squad physical. Training is provided by the agency. Junior members must be able to qualify for extra curriculum activities at school and have a permission slip signed by their parents. These members cannot take calls after 9pm on a school night. Members must attend monthly squad meetings and trainings. All members must sign up for a minimum of 12 hours a month. 

EMS Attendants are individuals that help the EMT in charge on calls, an extra pair of hands. This member must complete the designated squad physical and become CPR certified. Members must attend monthly squad meetings and trainings. All members must sign up for a minimum of 12 hours a month. 

Auxiliary members- As an Auxiliary member you could help our agency with grants, writing articles for the newspaper to help promote the agency or minor building maintenance.

So… what do I get back for my time?

The rewards are priceless!
Giving back to the community, helping a neighbor, saving a life…there is no work more noble, no personal accomplishment more satisfying.
Friendship and camaraderie…your fellow EMS volunteers will become an extended family to you through friendship and shared experiences that will last a lifetime.
Excitement…experiences that will get your heart pounding and your blood flowing like no other work you will ever do.
Respect…from the community.
And, a tax break

Do I have what it takes?

The individuals who serve at Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad are caring, courageous community members who lead active lives.  They live their lives like each and every one of us and still find time to give back to their community.  They are teachers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, business people, and local business owners. When they get home, they spend as much time as possible with their families just to show them how much they love them.  Yet somehow, these men and women are different.  They are special!  Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, they make the lives of all residents of Elizabethtown, Lewis, hamlet of New Russia and other surrounding towns safer and more secure…without ever asking for a thank you or compensation.

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518-873-2122

If this is an emergency, dial 911.

8143 US Route 9, Lewis, NY