Emergency Medical Services

Onesquethaw Volunteer Fire Company is the last volunteer combination Fire
and Ambulance service in Albany County - which allows us to offer our
services free of charge.
Our ambulance is composed entirely of volunteers,
who are fully trained and qualified with NYS DOH EMS certifications.


At the bottom of the page, you will find a medical form available for download. We highly suggest all residents complete this form and have it folded on their refrigerator in case of medical emergencies.  


OVFC rescue squad operates a 2019 F450 Type 1 Demers ambulance, that has a full outfit of both Basic and Advanced Life Support (in coordination with the Albany County Sheriff's Office) equipment.



New in 2019: Our EMTs are able to provide CPAP to patients in severe resipiratory distress and now have a LUCAS 2 CPR machine for continuous CPR of patients in cardiac arrest. The closest OVFC fire engine responds in addition to our ambulance to all confirmed echo responses (cardiac or respiratory arrest). We are now able to safely transport pediatric patients with a Ferno Pedi-mate that attaches directly to the stretcher. PCR's (patient care reports) are now conducted electronically via emscharts. Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) training is conducted online through ems1 academy.

-All instituted by EMS Captain K. Pierce. 

New in 2020: We have purchased an ozone decontamination unit and electrostatic sprayer to help disinfect our ambulance after a possible covid-19 patient. We continue to follow the latest covid-19 protocols through CDC, NYS and REMO recommendations.


Emergency Medical Technicians have many roles and responsibilities in the pre-hospital medical care setting. Most commonly, EMTs work on ambulances administering pre-hospital emergency medical care in accordance with state and regional defined protocols. They perform critical life-saving interventions in the event of a medical emergency. They are also responsible for transporting that patient to the hospital or appropriate medical facility for continued medical care. 


We are currently in need of new members. Become an EMT, EMT-
Assistant, Driver, or administrator today! EMT class is fully paid for by
OVFC once you are a member.


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Run Statistics

Jan - 24 Jul - 21
Feb - 32 Aug - 0
Mar - 26 Sep - 0
Apr - 25 Oct - 0
May - 34 Nov - 0
Jun - 17 Dec - 0

Stats by Year:

2023 - 179 2022 - 338
2021 - 299 2020 - 314