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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 Service Welcomes New Human Resources Director

Mohawk Ambulance Service is pleased to announce the hiring of Ann DeVost as Human Resource Director. In this position, she is responsible for all human resource functions within Mohawk Ambulance Services and will work closely with company leaders to manage human resources programs, provide consultation on strategic staffing plans, manage hiring, benefits and employee relations, and promote process improvement by building relationships and retaining employees.

Joining Mohawk Ambulance from Daughters of Sarah Ann DevostSenior Community, DeVost brings experience in employee recruitment and retention, staff development, conflict resolution, benefits and compensation, HR records management and policy development, strategic planning and more to her new role. Previously, she’s held human resources positions at Paychex Inc., TempurSealy International Inc., and CHA Consulting.

DeVost studied Human Services at Hudson Valley Community College and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Psychology from University at Albany.

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.