Summer Celebration and Safety Day

Mohawk Ambulance Service partnered with the City School District of Albany to host the Summer Celebration and Safety Day on July 15 in Albany’s Krank Park. The day will featured a free picnic-style cookout and activities, face-painting, games and giveaways, and safety information and demonstrations from participating organizations giving tips on staying safe this summer season. Thank you to all the participating organizations and agencies who helped make this a successful event.

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

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