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Mohawk Ambulance Crews Brave the Elements

A nor’easter struck our region yesterday, bringing snow at a rate of up to two inches per hour in some areas. Driving conditions were extremely hazardous for most of the day and our crews were out responding to an inrush of emergency calls. Local news stations dropped in on a couple of our crews to see how we cope in severe weather.

 

Mohawk Ambulance Service Shares Cold Weather Safety Tips with WNYT

EMT Supervisor Joseph Vertefeuille joined News Channel 13 this past weekend to share information on staying warm and safe as temperatures drop below freezing.

ImmuNYze: NY Vaccination Campaign

ImmuNYze: NY Vaccination Campaign Website

The Campaign to ImmuNYze all New Yorkers is an initiative of the County Health Officials of New York (NYSACHO), created to heighten awareness about the need to immunize throughout life—from infancy to senior years. The goal is to unite patients, parents and providers around this important issue, as well as offer reliable, scientific-based information on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Campaign strives to provide up-to-date, accessible information about adult and child immunizations with the goal of increasing vaccination rates throughout the state. Please visit their website for more information on the importance of vaccinations, and how they can be acquired.

Recommended Vaccination Schedule

Mohawk Ambulance Service Promotes Two, Adds 19 New Employees to Growing Team

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Mohawk Ambulance Service, the largest, privately-owned ambulance service in upstate New York, is pleased to announce the promotions of Brandon Hermance to Albany regional manager and Lindsay Desbiens to dispatch supervisor. In his new role, Hermance oversees day-to-day operations of Mohawk Ambulance’s Albany-area operations and manages public and contractual relations within the city.

Hermance began working at Mohawk Ambulance Service in 2011 as an hermance-desbiensEMT, promoted to supervisor a year later, and became a station leader and certified paramedic in 2014. In his years with the company, Hermance has received two Distinguished Service Awards and a Star of Life Medal, the highest award an emergency medical service worker can receive. He holds a certificate in paramedicine from SUNY Cobleskill and serves as a volunteer firefighter.

Lindsay Desbiens was recently promoted to dispatch supervisor. Desbiens joined Mohawk as an EMT in 2013 and was promoted to Supervisor after a year of service. In 2014, she received top honors from the United New York Ambulance Network (UNYAN) after being selected for the award by her superiors. Desbiens began working in dispatch full time in December 2015.

“Lindsey and Brandon have shown continued excellence in their careers with us at Mohawk and their list of promotions and awards are
a reflection of that,” said James P. McPartlon, III, president, Mohawk Ambulance Service. “I look forward to their continued growth and success with the company.”

Since September, Mohawk Ambulance has added an additional 19 employees, including 14 emergency medical technicians (EMTs), three dispatchers, one paramedic and one non-emergency vehicle driver.