The Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad was formed back in October 1959. Our first ambulance was a hearse from Chet Hack funeral homes. As time progressed, so did our number of volunteers and support. The squad covered a large territory which included an area that spanned to the Troy, NY line, the Washington County line, and the Saratoga County line.
Today the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad is entering its 56th year of service to the community of the town of Schaghtioke, NY. The squad still operates with volunteer staff at night and on weekends. Due to the recent shortage of volunteers, the Schaghtioke Town Board has supplied supplemental funding for paid daytime staffing.
Starting in January 2012, the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad was proud to announce the becoming of a paramedic agency. The new level of care will provide the highest level of pre-hospital care. The HVRS Board of Directors, as well as the membership, had worked very hard to move to this status. We will no longer need to depend on the out-lying commercial agencies for advanced life support care. We will have paramedics integrated 24/7 with both paid EMT's and volunteer staff.
Our call volume is consistently growing each year as we approach the 1,000th call mark. We have sent the increasing need to provide advanced life support to our own community and become an independent agency in northern Rensselaer County.
We are proud to provide this service to our community and we GREATLY APPRECIATE THE CONTINUED SUPPORT WE HAVE RECEIVED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.
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Thank you again,
From everyone at the Hoosic Valley Rescue Squad