Providing 911 ambulance services to Croton-on-Hudson and limited surrounding areas.
Volunteer Duty Hours
Calls for Service
Updated: Jan 3, 2016
In Memory Of:
Croton Emergency Medical Services (CEMS)
In 2008, Croton-on-Hudson Emergency Medical Services (Croton EMS) separated from the fire department. Croton EMS headquarters is now located at 44 Wayne Street with our ambulances stationed next door at the Harmon Firehouse located at 30 Wayne street. Since that time, Croton EMS has provided basic life support services to the Village of Croton-on-Hudson along with the Mt. Airy and Quaker Bridge Fire Protection Districts in the Town of Cortlandt. Croton EMS is a volunteer organization that is assisted by paid staff from the Mid-Hudson Tax District. Our members serve a variety of roles including EMTs, drivers, and attendants ranging in age from 18 to 70, who all work together to respond to over 700 calls per year as well as covering mutual aid calls to the surrounding towns.
As a volunteer at Croton EMS, you will be able to serve your community while learning basic first aid and CPR. If you are interested in becoming an EMT or driver, training will be provided with no cost to the volunteer. Once trained, you can help complete the crews that cover our district. A 24/7 paid EMT/Driver is always on staff and we receive our Advanced Life Support from the Tri-Community Fly Car. It is because of the volunteers that we are able to staff our calls and provide the timely services that we provide for the residents in our district.
If you choose to join Croton EMS there are two ways to become an active member. The first is to provide a minimum of 24 hours a month of on call hours, where you would respond to calls from our headquarters. The second is to respond directly to the calls from home when a call comes in. We ask that as an active member you respond to a minimum of 7% of the annual calls. Members are also asked to join us the second Thursday of every month for an administrative meeting.
Croton EMS meets weekly to restock our ambulances and to provide training to new members every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Croton EMS encourages anyone who is interested in joining or just curious about what we do or who we are, to please feel free to stop by!
From Our President
Croton EMS is still a young organization and is continuing to grow all the time. It is because of our dedicated volunteers that put in countless hours to help ensure that our district is provided with the highest level of care. Croton EMS volunteers have one common goal: to get the ambulance out and to help whoever is in need! It takes a special breed of person to leave their families and special events to go help their fellow neighbors. But that is what our organization is about, helping your fellow man in their time of need. As volunteers we see everything from birth to death and everything in between. We provide our district with not only 911 emergency coverage but also provide standby coverage for football games, boy scout events, multiple marathons, festivals, graduations and other village events. Joining Croton EMS is a very rewarding experience, you get out of it what you are willing to put in. The more time and training that you are willing to commit to the greater the reward will be for both yourself, this organization and the community that we serve.
Croton EMS is more than just an agency, our volunteers are a family! This may seem like a strange concept to anyone who has not been in EMS, fire, law enforcement, or previous military experience, but when you spend the amount of time together that we do, when you show up to help your neighbors in their times of need, or when you are there witness someone’s darkest hours, a bond is formed. No matter what the call that we receive, we arrive as a team, we work as a team and we leave as a team!