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Ticonderoga Emergency Squad, Inc.

Emergency Medical Service

Ticonderoga Emergency Squad is committed to providing professional emergency rescue services to the citizens of Ticonderoga. The organization is made up of committed individuals who want to help in the community. We also work toward improving medical  safety awareness , community programs and more.

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​We aim to maintain a professional healthcare team that provides the highest quality of patient care for the communities of Ticonderoga, Putnam, and neighboring districts with integrity, respect, and pride

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Governor Cuomo Announces New York State to Adopt New CDC Guidance on Mask Use and Social Distancing for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

May 17th, 2021

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that beginning May 19, New York State will adopt the CDC's "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People" for most business and public settings. Consistent with the CDC guidance, Pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and healthcare settings will continue to follow State's existing COVID-19 health guidelines until more New Yorkers are fully vaccinated.

"New Yorkers have worked hard over the last year to prevent the spread of COVID and keep each other safe," Governor Cuomo said. "That work has paid off and we are ecstatic to take this next step in the reopening of our beautiful state. The people of New York and visitors alike should take solace in the lifting of mask requirements, but be respectful of those who may still feel safest wearing their mask in public and business owners who may still ask patrons to don their mask. We are ever closer to our better, safer New York. We are New York tough and we have proven it."

To implement the CDC's guidance, New York State will be revising the following reopening guidelines to take effect on May 19:

Business Mask Rules

Given that the CDC has advised that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks and over 52 percent of New Yorkers over the age of 18 are fully vaccinated, the State will authorize businesses to continue to require masks for all in their establishments, consistent with the CDC guidance. In most settings, vaccinated individuals will not be required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated individuals, under both CDC and state guidance must wear masks in all public settings.  

The Department of Health strongly recommends masks in indoor settings where vaccination status of individuals is unknown. Mask requirements by businesses must adhere to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

This recommendation will apply across commercial settings, including retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and other personal care services, among other settings.

Business Capacity Rules

As previously announced, most business capacities — which are currently based upon percentage of maximum occupancy — will be removed on May 19. Businesses will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the required social distance of 6 feet.

However, given that the CDC has advised that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to maintain social distance, businesses may eliminate the 6 feet of required social distancing, and therefore increase capacity, only if all patrons within the establishment -- or a separate designated part of the establishment -- present proof of full vaccination status. Proof of full vaccination status can be provided by patrons through paper form, digital application, or the State's Excelsior Pass.

For areas where vaccination status of individuals is unknown and for patrons who do not present proof of full vaccination status, the required social distance of 6 feet still applies until more New Yorkers are fully vaccinated. This change will apply across all commercial settings, except the exempt settings outlined by the CDC.

Small- and Large-Scale Event Rules

Small-scale events will be able to apply the revised business mask and capacity rules. Specifically, for events below the State's social gathering limit of 250 indoors or 500 outdoors, event venues will be able to require masks for all patrons -- and DOH strongly recommends masks in indoor settings where vaccination status is unknown -- and social distancing of 6 feet will be required between parties of attendees, unless all attendees present proof of full vaccination status. Unvaccinated people should still wear masks.

For large-scale events that exceed the State's social gathering limits, event venues will only be limited by the space available for patrons or parties of patrons to maintain the required distance, as follows:

  • Unvaccinated attendees and attendees who have an unknown vaccination status must be spaced 6 feet apart in assigned sections. Masks will be required in indoor event settings, except while seated and eating or drinking.

  • Fully vaccinated attendees may be spaced directly next to one another at 100 percent capacity instead of 6 feet apart in assigned sections that are designated solely for fully vaccinated individuals. Masks are optional. Venues must verify vaccination status to take advantage of reduced social distancing requirements.

    • Children under the age of 12 who are not yet vaccine eligible, and under the age of 16 who have not yet been able to be vaccinated, may accompany and be seated with a vaccinated adult in a fully vaccinated section.

      • Proof of full vaccination status can be provided by attendees through paper form, digital application, or the State's Excelsior Pass.

For large-scale events, proof of recent negative COVID-19 test result for attendees who are over the age of four remains required for unvaccinated attendees in indoor event settings above the State's social gathering limit but will become optional in outdoor event settings.

Today's announcement builds on Governor Cuomo's recent measures to further reopen the economy given significant progress in vaccinations and sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. As of yesterday, 62 percent of New York's adults had received at least one vaccine dose and 52 percent had completed their vaccine series. 

Our Second Car Wash was a Success

May 23rd, 2021

With the Help of our community and volunteers we were able to have a very successful and fun car wash and a lot of people went home with shiny clean cars every one that donated there time to help out or bring cars down for us to wash were happy we will be having a 3rd car wash next month the date will be June 13th.

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               The Ticonderoga Emergency Squad is always in need of more members, but are you not sure if emergency medical services is for you? Not to worry, contact us or ask a member about doing a ride along where you can experience and get a taste of what we do and what you would be expected of if joined. If you enjoy it, then fill out an application and become the next driver, attendant, EMT, or support member.
               In order to become to be a member, simply fill out an application. One can be found below, or you can contact the squad through our 'Contact' page of our site, or even stop by our station and ask a member for an application. Our doors are open to the public anytime that members are at the station. After receiving your application, it will be voted on at a monthly membership meeting, and you will be contacted to set up an interview. After a favorable interview, there is a brief orientation that all new members must complete where they are assigned a mentor to take calls with and once completed, the new member can respond to calls on their own. Once this step is completed, a new member will be under a 6 month probationary period where the membership will monitor the progress of the new member. At the end of this probation, the membership will either vote to keep the new member apart of the agency or decide that it isn't a good fit. As long as one enjoys themselves while participating in agency functions, events, and calls, as well as, meeting the minimal requirements of being a member, then they will see nothing but success in our agency.
               Interested yet? You should be. Below are the different types of memberships a person can apply for. Review each one and see which one you could best see yourself doing if applying to our agency.

Regular Member:

  • A member of the agency who responds and takes calls as well as assisting with agency functions and events. A regular member must be in good health, provide annual physicals and be at least 18 years of age.

  • Starting out as an attendant, and sometimes a driver depending on qualification, to the EMT in charge, regular member will assist the EMT on 911 calls with patient care and operating the ambulance. Once a regular member has been in the agency long enough and is in good standing, they can advance their knowledge and skills to becoming an EMT themselves whether that be an EMT-Basic or an advance EMT whether it be an AEMT or an AEMT-Paramedic. Then the member can respond to calls and be the medical provider to patients.

***We also want to advise that most trainings and courses will be paid by the agency. For example, if a member wants to become an EMT or advanced EMT, the agency will pay the cost to obtain this certification as long as the member is in good standing and does their minimal requirements. We feel that our volunteers do so much that we can pay for their education and certifications. Imagine it, making a career out of becoming an EMT or paramedic and not having any loans or expenses to pay for the education? Not many professions will pay for your education and certifications, but in EMS and especially here at Ticonderoga Emergency Squad INC. we believe education should be little to no cost so let us pay for that education and don't let the fear of expenses stop you from becoming a medical provider today.***
Junior Members: 

  • Junior members hold the same responsibility of an attendant and can respond to calls and assist in all other aspects of the organization under certain restrictions and guidelines. This membership is to intrigue high school students (16 and older) to joining the ranks of EMS and possibly helping them determine their career path of medicine.

***Junior members can partake in education trainings and courses just like regular members, but they cannot become certified EMTs until they become 18 years of age as per NYS law. However, they may become NYS certified first responders (CFRs) which will allow them to become BLS/CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association at no cost to them. Just as long as they are in good standing in the agency and complete their minimal requirements.***
Support Member: 
These members are responsible for assisting in the non-EMS operations of the organization. Support members are expected to attend meetings, and assist in fundraisers, and attend events. Support members can also take on financial officer positions if desired.
Honorary Member:
The requirement for this membership status is that the person must have been a regular member of the organization for a minimum of 5 years and have outstanding service and dedication. These members are allowed to respond to calls at the discretion of the Captain, and can also assist in all other aspects of the organization with no minimal requirements that a regular member must uphold.

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