Statement Regarding Acquisitions of Capital District and Doctors Ambulance Services.

Mohawk Ambulance Service finalized and entered into an agreement this week to acquire the operations of Capital District Ambulance Service and Doctors Ambulance Service. We believe that it was in the best interest of the families of the former founders of Capital District Ambulance Service and Doctors Ambulance Service to sell their assets to preserve the reputation and good will of both companies. While the necessary regulatory approvals for this sale are being obtained, Mohawk Ambulance Service’s staff will assist Capital District Ambulance Service and Doctors Ambulance Service to continue their provision of services. All former staff of Capital District and Doctors Ambulance are encouraged to apply at Mohawk Ambulance Service.

Founded in 1964, Mohawk Ambulance Service is the largest, privately-owned ambulance service in upstate New York. With more than 40 ambulances and emergency response vehicles, Mohawk Ambulance Service provides Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support services to the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga.
James P. McPartlon, III
President, Mohawk Ambulance Service


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. We will also be asking for a short essay outlining why you want to be an EMT.

Classroom sessions will be held on Fridays (and a few Wednesdays [and one Tuesday]) starting Sept. 15, 2017 through Jan. 18, 2018 from 8 am – 5 pm at our 570 Central Avenue, Albany location. There will be a one shift a week clinical (ambulance ride) requirement as well.  A mandatory CPR class will be held on Sept. 8, 2017.

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

*** Interviews are being scheduled for 8/7, 8/14, and 8/15

         – 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.

June 2, 2017 Update: Mohawk Ambulance Service Responds to the Investigation by Schenectady County Officials

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – It has been reported to Mohawk Ambulance Service that the investigation of the one-car accident on May 24, 2017 by the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office is now complete.

“This was a terrible and unfortunate accident and we can’t express enough how deeply saddened we are. We continue to pray for the family of Mr. Aernecke and offer our sincerest condolences in their time of grief,” said James P. McPartlon, president, Mohawk Ambulance Service.

Mohawk Ambulance Service has fully cooperated with investigators and provided all information in its possession which has been requested by the Sheriff’s Office. In more than 50 years of serving the Capital Region, this is the first incident of this nature to occur involving one of its service vehicles.

At Mohawk Ambulance Service, patient care and safety take priority. The EMT driving the rig was eight hours into a 12-hour shift at the time of the incident, following 14 hours off. The EMS industry is a 24-hour service, and 12-hour shifts are common practice nationwide. The two-person crew involved in the accident last week was engaged in its fifth call of the day.


Mohawk Ambulance Service Vehicle Involved in Accident in Duanesburg

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Just after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, one of our vehicles was involved in an accident while transporting a patient along Western Turnpike in Duanesburg. Our vehicle went off the road while traveling eastbound, striking a tree. Following this accident, the patient being transported tragically passed away.

“On behalf of Mohawk Ambulance Service and all of our employees, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family in this very difficult time,” said James P. McPartlon, III, president, Mohawk Ambulance Service. “Safety and patient care remain our top priority and we commit to holding our employees to the highest standards. We are working in full cooperation with law enforcement and together our agencies are investigating what happened surrounding this terrible event.”

The two Mohawk Ambulance employees in the vehicle at the time of the accident are currently being treated for injuries also sustained as a result of the accident. Their identities and condition will not be released. Please note that due to HIPAA regulations, we cannot release any information regarding the patient involved.



At approximately 5:15 p.m. this evening (May 24, 2017), one of our ambulances was involved in an accident while transporting a patient along Western Turnpike in Duanesburg. We are cooperating with law enforcement as they investigate. We will release further information as it becomes available.

(UPDATE) We have learned that the patient being transported by our ambulance involved in the accident this evening in Duanesburg has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and we offer our heartfelt condolences in this very difficult time.

James P. McPartlon, III
Mohawk Ambulance Service