Greene County Emergency Medical Systems, Inc., commonly known as, Greene County EMS,serves as the primary provider of ALS First Response Paramedic service to all of Greene County, New York. Greene County EMS is a 501(c)3 corporationthat operates as a separate entity governed by a Board of Directors made up of the representatives of the townships that we serve, the county EMS
council, the Rural Health Network and the County of Greene.
Greene County EMS started providing services in 2000 after the need for
Advanced Life Support went unfulfilled by many providers. The service was
established by and remains 4-way partnership that involves the local
ambulances services, the town governments, the Greene County Rural Health
Network and Greene County EMS. The Volunteer and Municipal Ambulance
services transport the patients, the towns and county pay for the service,
the Network provides periodic support operational guidance, and the
corporation delivers the service.
Greene County EMS operates 4 Tahoe style trucks out of 4 stations 24/7/365
spread across Greene County. Greene County EMS is dedicated to keeping its
Paramedics trained to the highest level achievable in NYS and providing the
very best in equipment and technology.
Greene County EMS 10th Anniversary Dinner
Paramedics, Board Members and Medical Director pose for a picture for the 10th Anniversary dinner
Members of the Greene County Legislature pose with Greene County EMS President Mark Evans. L-R, Legislators, Kevin Lewis, Joe Izzo, Bill Lawrence, Chairman Wayne Speenburgh, Charles Martinez, President Mark Evans, Legislators, Harry Lennon, Chris Pfister and Keith Valentine.
President Mark Evans accepts the 2010 NYS Rural Health Association – Outstanding Rural Program award from Ashima Butler, Board Member of Rural Health Association
Chairman Wayne Speenburgh of the Greene County Legislature speaks at the 10th anniversary dinner.
Greene County EMS Coordinator Dan King speaks at the 10th anniversary dinner.
Greene County EMS Medical Director, Dr. Craig Stanger speaks at the anniversary dinner.
First Medical Director of Greene County EMS, Dr. Norm Chapin speaks at the anniversary dinner.
Greene County EMS – Chief of Operations – Mike Kropp- EMT-P, introduces our Paramedics at the anniversary dinner.
Former President of the Greene County Rural Health Network, James Clark speaks about the role of the Rural Health Network in getting Greene County EMS started.
Timeline of Greene-EMS
1999 – Plan & Certificate of Need (CON) submitted to the NYS Dept of Health
2000 – CON awarded and first service commenced in August with coverage to 8 towns using two Medic trucks (Medic 7 & Medic 9), call volume of 550
2001 – Towns of Catskill & Athens join system, third Medic truck (Medic 3) added to the system
2004 – Towns of New Baltimore & Coxsackie join and Medic 5 is added into the system, 4 Medic trucks now on-duty 24 hrs a day covering all of Greene County
2005 – call volume now exceeds 1,600 / year
2006 – Greene EMS wins the REMO Regional EMS service of the year award
2007 – Greene EMS Medics become highest trained ground based Medics in the region
2007 – Sign 5 year contract with Greene County, county covers 2/3 and Towns cover 1/3 of cost
2008 - Conversion from part-time administrator to full-time Chief of Operations and two part-time supervisors are added
2009 -Opened new Catskill station housing the Catskill Medic truck, two spare
medic trucks and administrative offices.
2010 - Started Electronic Pre-Hospital Care Report System.
2010 - Celebrated 10 Year Anniversary
2011 - Opened new Cairo Office and moved administrative offices to
Upgrade all cardiac monitors to Life Pak 15's
Therapeutic Hypothermia Program with Cardiac Arrest
2012 - Signed new 3 year contract with Greene County
Signed new 3 year contracts with the townships
Established a 403(b) - employer matching savings