The New Paltz Rescue Squad is your local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) provider. We offer 24 hour emergency care and transportation of sick and injured persons. As an Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider since October 1987, the Rescue Squad provides Paramedic level care.
In 1973, we started service with one vanstyle ambulance. Currently, the Rescue Squad operates three (ALS) ambulances, one (BLS) auto extrication rescue vehicle, one (ALS) emergency service vehicle (fly car) and one (BLS) emergency service vehicle (fly car).
Our primary geographic operating area includes the Village and Town of New Paltz, the State University of New York at New Paltz, and a 10-mile section of the New York State Thruway. We also provide care to Mohonk Mountain House and our two main eldercare facilities, Woodland Pond and Mountain View Nursing Home.
NPRS began as an all-volunteer organization, remaining so until September 1996. Today, the New Paltz Rescue Squad maintains a 95% volunteer membership making it possible to employ paramedics, EMTs and a business administrator.