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Summer Celebration and Safety Day 2018

The 2018 Summer Celebration and Safety Day, sponsored by the City School District of Albany and Mohawk Ambulance, will be held Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Krank Park.

This family friendly event is free and open to the public. Stop by for live music, a barbecue, giveaways, games and activities, and information from dozens of community organizations.

Please join us!

Summer Celebration and Safety Day 7-18

Become an Emergency Medical Technician

Are you interested in a career in emergency medical services but not sure how to get started? Do you want to become an EMT but money is a little tight right now? Do you want to work for the largest provider of ambulance services in the Region? Well, we have great news for you!

Mohawk Ambulance Service is looking for dynamic, out-going people with a strong desire to help others to join our team of life-saving professionals.  And, if you successfully complete the screening process, your Emergency Medical Technician training* will be provided for you, free of charge. WAIT, WHAT?! That’s right, free tuition and books for successful candidates. And, if you obtain your EMT certification, a potential employment opportunity as well!

The first step on your path to an EMS career is to fill out an application. So, go to the Employment section of the website and under “Position Applying For” select “EMT student”. You will be contacted shortly thereafter with information regarding the screening process which will include an Interview, Physical Ability Test and a CPR class.

Classroom sessions will be held on Fridays from 8 am – 5 pm at our Training Center located at 570 Central Ave, Albany starting September 7, 2018 through February 14, 2019. You will also be required to ride one shift per week as well.

We hope that you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity! Apply now – class size is limited.

*** Interviews are being scheduled for 8/1, 8/2, 8/3 and 8/6  – fill out your application now to reserve your spot!!***

*Please note – Successful completion of EMT training is required for a candidate to be eligible to take the New York State Emergency Medical Technician certifying examination. Completion of the course does not guarantee certification. The EMT class is a scheduled, 2 day a week commitment which includes classroom lectures, skills labs and clinical ride time in the ambulance which combine to create a fun and varied learning experience. Studying and homework assignments will be required as well, in addition to the scheduled time. Students must be 18 years of age by January 18, 2018. High School Diploma or GED required.

Mohawk Ambulance Service Vehicle Involved in Traffic Accident

A Mohawk Ambulance Service emergency vehicle was involved in a two-car accident today at approximately 12 p.m. at the intersection of Quail Street and Woodlawn Avenue in Albany. The ambulance and its crew were responding to an emergency call when the accident occurred. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured. The two Mohawk Ambulance crew members were transported to Albany Medical Center for evaluation. The emergency call this crew was responding to was reassigned to another crew for an immediate response.

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Two Mohawk Ambulance Service Employees, Paramedic and Business Office Manager, Honored with Stars of Life Awards

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Mohawk Ambulance Service is proud to announce that two of its employees are being honored this year by the American Ambulance Association (AAA) with a Star of Life medal, the highest award that an emergency medical service worker can receive. Wendy Becofsky and Rebekah Garcia will be among the 90 EMS workers from around the country to receive the recognition at the Association’s 19th annual event held in Washington, D.C. June 11 – 13.

Wendy Becofsky has been with Mohawk for more than 30 years, not only developing Mohawk’s first in-house collections department, but also the company’s first front-end verification department. Wendy’s exceptional leadership skills led to her promotion to business office manager in 2004. Four years later, she was appointed as compliance officer for Mohawk. Wendy has held leadership roles in the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and the United New York Ambulance Network (UNYAN). She was the chairwoman of the AAA Medicare Regulatory Work Group and continues to be an active member of this group. In addition, she has been the Reimbursement Chairwoman for UNYAN since 2010.

Rebekah Garcia joined Mohawk Ambulance Service as an EMT following Stars of Life 2018several years as an Albany Medical Center ED patient care technician. In the three short years since joining Mohawk, Rebekah has come to embody the core spirit of the job. She challenged herself to complete her certificate of Paramedicine at Hudson Valley Community College. She now serves as a paramedic and is a well-respected field training officer for newer employees. Her exemplary work has earned her the company’s Distinguished Service Award.

“Wendy and Rebekah have proven to be exceptional leaders and role models, and have become invaluable members of our family,” said James P. McPartlon III, president of Mohawk Ambulance Service. “We are extremely proud of both of them and congratulate them on this special recognition and achievement.”

Becofsky and Garcia join 15 other Mohawk Ambulance servicemen and women who are Stars of Life recipients. Other past award winners include first responders who served following the September 11th attacks, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and other national disasters.

AAA represents hundreds of ambulance services across the United States which provide emergency and non-emergency care and medical transportation to more than 75 percent of the U.S. population. The Association’s annual Stars of Life awards publicly recognize and celebrate the achievements of its members.

About American Ambulance Association:
Founded in 1979, the American Ambulance Association promotes health care policies that ensure excellence in the ambulance services industry and provides research, education and communications programs to enable its members to effectively address the needs of the communities they serve. The AAA represents ambulance services across the United States who participate in serving more than 75 percent of the U.S. population with emergency and non-emergency care and medical transportation services.

Mohawk Ambulance Service Hires Human Resources Generalist

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Alexandra Hennessy as Alexandra HennessyHuman Resources Generalist. In this position, she will be assisting Human Resources Director Ann DeVost with all incoming human resources inquires, recruitment and onboarding as well as assisting with employee relations and communications.

Hennessy has previously held human resources positions at UPS and Brown & Brown Insurance. She is excited to bring her energy and experience to her new role at Mohawk Ambulance.

Hennessy received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

Mohawk Ambulance EMT Class – Waiting List

We are no longer accepting applications for the EMT class – if you want to be placed on a waiting list or want information when the next class is scheduled, send an email to training@mohawkambulance.com