# THERE WHEN YOU NEED US – The Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad,  Inc. (CVRS), a 501(c)3 charitable organization, has been providing emergency medical services (EMS) to the greater Cambridge, NY community since its founding in 1969.

CVRS provides emergency medical services to a rural area surrounding the Village of Cambridge in eastern New York.  This includes the Towns of White Creek, Cambridge & Jackson.  We also provide mutual aid assistance to neighboring communities including Easton, Greenwich, Hoosick and occasionally to neighboring communities in Vermont.

Our members are primarily volunteer and CVRS is  grateful for our In 2021, we respond to 2,481 incidents,1,173 were CVRS incidents. We have a fleet of 4 advanced life support (ALS) equipped ambulances, 1 agency-owned ALS first response vehicle, 2 Community Paramedicine ESAV’s and 6 personally owned Emergency Ambulance Service Vehicles.  

EMS is a training intense activity. CVRS provides training for members and the community.  For Training  opportunities, please look at our events calendar for class dates and times, or you can email info@cambridgeems.com for more information.

CVRS’s activities are funded through a combination of billing revenues, municipal government donations, foundation & government grants, fundraisers and private donations.  We welcome volunteers with interest in direct EMS involvement and also auxiliary roles.  We also continually accept expressions of interest from those seeking careers at CVRS.

In 2003, the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, NY was closed.  In addition to the significant loss this represented to the community, it also required a transformation of the CVRS.  Longer transport times and the need for more advanced care became apparent.  CVRS is here to close the gap of EMS services in the surrounding areas that need it.  

The majority of patients requiring transport are brought to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (Bennington, VT), Glens Falls Hospital (Glens Falls, NY), Saratoga Hospital (Saratoga Springs, NY), Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY), St. Peter’s Hospital (Albany, NY), St. Mary’s Hospital (Troy, NY), Samaritan Hospital (Troy, NY), or the Veteran’s Administration Hospital (Albany, NY).