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Canandaigua Emergency Squad is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable community organization serving the city of Canandaigua, towns of Canandaigua, Hopewell, and Gorham, as well as all of Ontario County, NY.

As a community based volunteer ambulance and rescue service since 1940, we provide primary ambulance service to a 144 square mile district in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's the fastest way to request an ambulance?
  • In the event of any emergency, dial 911. You will speak with an emergency operator who is specifically trained to gather information and dispatch an ambulance in the quickest and most efficient way possible.
  • How can I help the ambulance squad?
  • Thank you for your interest in helping the squad! We are always looking for new volunteers to staff the ambulances or perform other non-operational duties. Click here for volunteer information.

    We also accept monetary and item donations. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable community organization, the donations received from the community play a large role in keeping the squad running. Click here for donation information.
  • Why did I receive a bill?
  • Canandaigua Emergency Squad is a standalone 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation. We do not received any support from the municipalities we serve, nor do we receive any funding from taxes. We have developed a brochure that helps to explain why we bill for our services.

    Click here to view the brochure.

    If you have a question about a bill you've received from us, please contact our billing department at
    (877) 214-6018.
  • I have a question about a bill.
  • If you have a question about a bill you've received from us, please contact our billing department at
    (877) 214-6018.
  • When are the ambulances staffed?
  • Canandaigua Emergency Squad operates staffed ambulances 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the entire year.
  • Do you have walkers or wheelchairs?
  • The squad maintains a Loan Closet of medical equipment including walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, and canes. Occasionally we have other types of medical equipment available to loan.

November 23rd, 2015

Canandaigua Emergency Squad hopes you have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Please remember that if you are roasting a turkey, it is important to roast it correctly to avoid anyone getting sick from it. Our friends at Butter Ball provide the following guidance on proper roasting:

September 25th, 2015

Canandaigua Emergency Squad would like to congratulate Arnie LaRocca and Justin Reader on their promotion to the level of Sergeant. We wish them well in their new positions.

August 31st, 2015

CES would like to congratulate Matt and Khrissy Sproul on the arrival of the newest member of their family Meghan. Mom and baby are doing well.

July 23rd, 2015

The Canandaigua Emergency Squad would like to congratulate Paramedic Grace Encherman on completing her clearing process. After an evaluation and orientation period, she has demonstrated proficiency in advanced level care and have been cleared to operate as an independent practitioner.

June 21st, 2015

CommutAir flight 4770 from Newark Liberty Intl. (KEWR) to Greater Rochester Intl. (KROC) made an emergency landing at Canandaigua Airport (D38) The aircraft had a fire on board the plane in a circuit breaker. The fire was extinguished by the flight crew prior to landing. After touching down and taxiing, the flight crew assisted the passengers off the aircraft. Crews from Canandaigua Emergency Squad , Mercy Flight Central, Canandaigua Fire Department, East Bloomfield Fire Department, Victor Fire Department, Ontario County Sheriff's Department, Car 99 from the Ontario County EMO, and the FAA responded to the scene. Crews cleared and returned to service after arrangements were made to transport the passengers to Rochester Intl.

233 N. Pearl St | Canandaigua, NY 14424 | 585.394.5860

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